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<br />r <br /> <br />41 <br /> <br /> <br />pLEASANTONo <br /> <br />SUBJECT: <br /> <br />City Council <br />Staff Report <br /> <br />April 4, 2006 <br />Fire Department <br /> <br />Weed Abatement Program for 2006 <br /> <br />STAFF RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt the attached resolution that declares weeds, rubbish and refuse on <br />specified properties constitute a public nuisance, orders the abatement <br />thereof, and sets a public hearing to hear objections to the proposed <br />abatement. <br /> <br />SUMMARY: <br /> <br />The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) Weed Abatement <br />Program is a critical fire prevention program. The goal of the program is to <br />prevent the loss of life and property due to uncontrolled wildfire in the <br />urban/wildland interface through a working partnership between property <br />owners and the LPFD. Fire inspectors evaluate property throughout the <br />City and identify properties that do not comply with the LPFD's weed <br />abatement standards. Those parcels that do not comply this year are listed <br />in an attachment to this staff report. LPFD recommends that the City <br />Council adopt the attached resolution declaring the weeds and rubbish on <br />these parcels to be a public nuisance, order the abatement of the weeds and <br />rubbish and set a public hearing for any objections to the proposed <br />abatement. <br /> <br />Honorable Mayor and Members of the Council: <br /> <br />BACKGROUND <br /> <br />In the City of Pleasanton, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) combats fire <br />hazards resulting from an overgrowth of grasses, weeds, shrubbery and trees through the LPFD <br />Weed Abatement Program. This program has been established in compliance with Government <br />Code sections 39560-39588. The LPFD Weed Abatement Program's goal is to establish a fire- <br />safe community through property owners' voluntary compliance with the LPFD's weed <br />abatement standards. <br /> <br />SR 06:068 <br />Page 1 of3 <br />