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Ventura County To Look At Touchy Issue Of Homes, Other Properties Encroaching On Public Road Right Of Way

Posted on Monday, March 24, 2014 3:16pm

Ventura County is looking at how it might tackle a touchy issue involving potentially thousands of homes, and other properties in the county which are encroaching on public roads.

A study shows that in one area alone, Silver Strand, there are more than 600 properties where things like fences, landscaping, and mailboxes extend onto what is public right of way.

Proposed new guidelines would ban encroachments within five feet of curbs, or pavement, except for driveways, mail boxes or low shrubs.

However, the bigger issue may be what to do about existing violations.

County Transportation officials are set to take the issue to County Supervisors tomorrow, to talk about modifying right of way standards, but at the same time looking at the issue of possible enforcement actions.

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