• PIFA123

    The rest of California will soon be like this. The United Nations enacted Agenda 21. Look it up. They said there is not enough housing and the answer to this is not single family homes. Instead it is the pack-em and stack-em kind. More and more are popping up all over near private homes. Every time a mayor and city council agrees they get money. They like money and thus mega development is ok by them. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=agenda+21+orange+county

  • Sean Miser

    Since the apartment owners do not have enough parking for there tenants they need to lower the rental prices down to mid nineties.
    Many of these renters have there own businesses or do work under the table fixing auto etc.
    Many of these tenants have families renting living rooms and garages. One rental I had in Anaheim had the renters collecting rent of $300 each body. There were 30 single guys living in the attic space. Why wouldn’t they rent/sublet an apartment, just stuff 5 people in each room and charge $400-$500 per person a month, that’s a good $4000 minimum a month that you can pay for your house.
    They could care less about the trash.

    • LFOldTimer

      That’s the price you pay for living or owning a rental unit in the “Welcoming City”.

      When that blog hit the VOC board I didn’t see one Anaheim resident complain about Tait selling them out to the third world. In fact, one Anaheim resident actually defended him!!! Then they complain there’s no place to park and their streets aren’t safe!!! HA!

      • Sean Miser

        “That’s the price you pay for living or owning a rental unit in the “Welcoming City”.

        Resentful fool! The only reason I mentioned the tenants abuse is that a landlord needs to be responsible to the area where he rents. I cannot stand when landlords know they have multiple dwellers. As a landlord I never raise the rents indiscriminately. I prefer to have good tenants who will care for the home and long term. Most tenants stay for 7 years minimum.

        The example of the tenant who “sub leased” the attic is that the rent was only $1200 a month for the 3 bdrm house yet the tenant saw fit to profit from others. You have to be a mindful landlord and not put up with a ginormous amount of people in a SF home.

        If they cannot afford the home then do not rent to the people, but landlords turn a blind eye and end up collecting monies with no concern for the community. I rather have a vacancy than be desperate to rent to five families in a two bedroom.

        I do not live in the area but I want to attract good tenants and have good neighbors.

        I still feel that the stinker landlords are just sitting in the audience watching from afar the battles in the community. They like the fight and do not get their hands dirty will never be held accountable for their poor management.

        • LFOldTimer

          “I rather have a vacancy than be desperate to rent to five families in a two bedroom.”

          And landlords like yourself are an asset to the community. But there are many unscrupulous landlords in the community who place profits over social responsibility. “Five families in a two bedroom” is one root cause of neighborhood parking problems that nobody wants to talk about. Garages converted into living areas or packed full of household junk, precluding the designed use to house cars, is another ignored cause. Their solution? To confiscate street parking funded by ALL taxpayers and awarding it exclusively to homeowners via city permits. lol.

          When the Mayor of a city declares his city to be a “Welcoming City” with poor immigrants in mind, he becomes part of the problem, not part of the solution. And when citizens refuse to acknowledge the Mayor’s role in exacerbating the problem they too become part of the problem. There is no shortage of denial in the City of Anaheim. Attack the symptoms. Ignore the cause.

  • Norberto Alonso

    As a home owner we’re tired of alarms going off all hours of the night not to mention the trash people who park along our street they leave behind, people urinate in front of our yards 2 years my neighbor got beat up by some thugs who decided to have a beer right in front of his house radio blasting if anybody thinks we as home owners are overreacting come i invite you to come and see for yourself 400 block of Baker Ave in Fullerton

  • LFOldTimer

    If people used their garages for parking as opposed to converting them into living areas or storing all their junk – there’d be ample parking on the streets.

    Walk through your neighborhood and look at the number of garages that aren’t used for parking.

    Why doesn’t code enforcement enforce the law that prohibits garage conversions if the homeowner doesn’t have other covered parking accommodations? That would solve more than half the problem.

    NO ONE with a garage used as a living space or a place to store junk should be provided with a parking permit that allows exclusive use of street curb parking that ALL taxpayers fund.

    When you purchase a house it shouldn’t include exclusive access for curb parking unless you purchase that land from the city.

    Basic homes have 2 parking places in a garage and 2 parking places in a driveway. If your household has more than 4 cars – move to a bigger home that can accommodate more vehicles.

    But don’t complain when another taxpayer has the gall to park in front of your home.

    • David Zenger

      “You don’t own the street.”

      No, but as a taxpayer I have the right to expect a safe, clean street. Before we got permit parking I had neither.

      • LFOldTimer

        Those are public safety and sanitation matters.There are remedies for that other than confiscating public street parking for the exclusive use of those who live on the street.

        Neighbors complain that people loiter in and trash the local public park. So should that give the neighbors the right to exclusive use of the park through a city permitting process?

        • David Zenger

          “Those are public safety and sanitation matters.”

          Indeed they are. Now you’re getting it.

          And that’s the issue many, if not most residents have – despite the fact that Voice of OC relentlessly insists on making this a “streets are parking lots” issue with an unhelpful class warfare angle.

          You tell me the remedies to nameless people coming and going all night long, and throwing their garbage in your yard (other than waiting up and calling the cops every at least once a night) and I’ll be glad to pass it along to the City of Anaheim.

          I have no idea how parking on the street even became a right.

          • LFOldTimer

            Were you at the Anaheim council meeting when Tait and associates declared your city to be the “Welcoming City”?

            Did you protest?

            Confiscating the public street for personal use won’t solve your problem. It’ll only plant the seeds of fascism as a fake solution to the real problem that most of the Anaheimers turn a blind eye to.

            “I have no idea how parking on the street even became a right.”

            I guess as long as parking on a publicly funded street becomes a “right” for those who live on the street (but don’t own it) and excludes everyone else it becomes an honorable cause for those awarded parking permits.

            Why not issue exclusive parking permits to the apartment dwellers for all public streets that surround their apartment buildings?

            What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

          • David Zenger

            What in the world does a “Welcoming City” have to do with anything?

            “Confiscating the public street for personal use won’t solve your problem.”

            First, nobody has “confiscated” anything. Second, permit parking HAS solved my problem. So you are wrong on two counts.

            Fascism?! A wee bit melodramatic, no? I’ll take my chances, thank you.

          • LFOldTimer

            Don’t you have enough poverty in Anaheim? Poverty = more unsafe streets and sanitary problems. Look at your neighboring city Santa Ana if you doubt my observations. Tait is inviting more (via “Welcoming City”) that will only increase your problems. Common sense.

            If you take something away by authority from the large majority of people who paid for it and give it to a select few for personal use – that’s by definition an example of the word “confiscation”.

            Sure it’s solved your problem. But it’s created a problem for many others.

            Issuing permits to allow homeowners for the exclusive use of the PUBLIC street in front of their homes – to the exclusion of other taxpayers who have as much right to that space as the homeowners does – is a slippery slope to fascism.

            What’s next? Taking away the right of children who live in the apartments from using the local playground?

  • David Zenger

    “Ray Maggi, a board member of the Apartment Association of Orange County, believes many cities have regulations that favor homeowners and don’t protect the rights of apartment residents to their share of the public streets.”

    Gee, Ray, before we got permit parking you and your members’ tenants used to come and go all night long, their car alarms would go off at all hours, and when they weren’t blocking our driveways they were tossing their empties, fast food trash, diapers and used condoms in our front yards.

    Your solicitude for apartment dwellers is touching. I wonder if it extends past protecting high rents.

    • Philmore

      Perhaps they should protect the the tenants “rights” to adequate parking by requiring all those suddenly altruistic apartment owners to demolish enough units in the now over-crowded units THEY collect the monthly rent on, to provide adequate parking, before they push the problems they created and profit from, onto adjacent homeowners ? Permits are an ineffective band-aid by the Cities, merely providing enforcement job opportunities and revenue, their only true concern as they perpetually rubber stamp density increases.