IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - Imperial Beach residents are being told by city officials to clean up - or pay up.
Some 20 homeowners received a code enforcement letter last month indicating they needed to remove debris from their backyards.
The letter read in part:
The City of Imperial Beach, as its mission statement reads, is "Classic Southern California". In the City's efforts to continually get better and provide a wonderful experience to both our residents and visitors, the elimination of blight and unsightly areas commonly found on properties is critical to maintain and enhance our community. As a property owner, you have the opportunity to help achieve this mission by properly maintaining your property. Please note that property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a clean, safe and sanitary condition so that no blighted conditions adversely affecting the public health or safety exist."