Contractor steps in to solve concrete problem for disabled senior

City rescinds $500 code enforcement fine
Posted at 8:27 PM, Apr 21, 2017

Carol Waddell found out you can fight city hall.  Sometimes you just need a little extra help.

The disabled senior citizen was distraught when she learned the concrete pad she paid a contractor $15,000 to install in front of her house was not approved by the City of San Diego.

Waddell contacted Team 10 after a code enforcement officer issued a $500 citation and ordered her to remove it from the right-of-way in front of her University heights home.

Our original story: Disabled woman claimsCityof San Diego going overboard with code enforcement citation

Matt Agundez saw the story.  The owner of Agundez Concrete wanted to help, so he spent several hours working with code enforcement officers to find a way to get around the costly permit fees to remove the concrete.

Agundez offered to do the work for free.

This week, not only was the concrete removed and hauled away, the fees and $500 fine were rescinded by the City of San Diego.

Waddell fought back tears when saying, “I don’t know how he did it, but he did it, and he came through for me big time.”