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"Face-off over converted garage could land woman, 83, in jail"

Discussion in 'California' started by Mike Kennedy, Mar 29, 2013.

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  1. Mike Kennedy

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    Can anyone in the LaQuinta / Santa Rosa markets confirm the story in this link and perhaps provide an update if this 2008 story is true? Thanks

    http://forums.officer.com/t102951/
     
  2. Randolph Kinney

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    That is over the mountain and south of LA. La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, USA, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio.

    This code enforcement guy is a Nazi.

     
  3. Mike Kennedy

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    Thanks Randolph

    from the thread article - (where I got La Quinta from)

    "Camargo grew up on a family farm in nearby Thermal. In 1977, she moved to Avenida Montezuma in La Quinta, attracted by the isolation and soaring views of the nearby Santa Rosa Mountains."
     
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  4. CANative

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    The story is from 2008. Here's a 2009 update...

    http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Grandma-If-It-Hadnt-Been-for-Them-Id-Be-in-Jail.html

    La Quinta City Attorney Noam Duzman said if she has complied by that date, "we will dismiss the case."

    Once the "short list" tasks have been done, Camargo will have another three years to bring the space completely up to code, but will have the option of applying for an extension if needed, according to Mark Moran, an advocate for senior citizens.

    "While Mrs. Camargo is alive, she does not have to change the garage,"
    Moran said. "She's not going to be required to do anything except she has to bring the garage up to code." (My note: updating the electrical wiring in the garage.)

    The next owner will be required to convert the living space back into a garage, Moran said.

    (La Quinta is near me - about an hour.)
     
  5. Randolph Kinney

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    The City of La Quinta, California was organized, formed and incorporated under the laws of the State of California on May 1, 1982.

    53800 Avenida Montezuma was built in 1977. The transfer to Ageda Camargo occurred in 1979. The home predates the city's incorporation and therefore was not subject to any city zoning or building codes. The improvements should be grandfather since Ageda Camargo bought the home with the garage conversion before La Quinta existed. And that is consistant with the news story:
     
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