Edna Purviance's bio

Currently working on Edna Purviance's family biography. Draft is done. Photo: Leading Ladies © used by ednapurviance.org

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Brand New Legal Problems at Grand View

Owner has his say
August 23th
Owner of GV like to sell, but can't do anything

New Legal Action
August 22, 2007
The current lawsuit could last "three to five years" - from the City Hall meeting


At the Glendale city council meeting Tuesday night, the members voted to "pursue abatement orders against Grand View."

"The growing burden on the city to maintain Grand View Memorial Park while it sits shuttered during a long-running legal battle drew a virtual war cry from the City Council on Tuesday night when it tabled a proposed $400,000 city maintenance plan in favor of moving to invoke public nuisance orders against the property.

Faced with the realization that the maintenance plan might be the beginning of a very expensive endeavor, the City Council unanimously approved a motion directing the City Attorney’s Office to pursue public nuisance abatement orders against the cemetery." - Glendale News

This new legal action holds up the planned maintenances and any opening of the cemetery to the public.

You can read more at this Glendale News link (up for 14 days starting Aug. 22) and at Lisa's blog.

UPDATE - WATCH MEETING ON VIDEO: If you wish to watch the meeting held Tuesday, August 21, 2007, check this link to the video archive of City of Glendale. (In this five hour video, Grand View starts about 2 hours into the video.) It's a long discussion, that boils down to cost (who really pays) and all parties afraid to be sued, if someone gets hurt on the property.

It was said in passing the current lawsuit could last three to five years. Next schedule court case hearing is September 11, 2007.
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