Topic: How to request a tree box maintenance citation or warning?
How to request a tree box maintenance citation or warning?
There is a mid-size apartment building down the block from where I live, and the tree boxes in front of it are planted with shrubs that have grown too large for the space. (The main problem is that they block the view of oncoming traffic if you’re in a car pulling out of the street that runs next to the building.)
I know tree box maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner, not the city, so I can’t go to DPW and ask them to come cut back the shrubs. (For kicks, I tried it anyway via the online 311 system, and the response I got was essentially that – “not our responsibility.”)
But I don’t think the property owner is going to do anything about these shrubs without at least some prodding from the city in the form of a warning or a citation for lack of maintenance. Anyone know what department issues those and how I might nudge them into action?