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Mercury News summary of events.

posted Dec 8, 2011, 5:29 PM by Edward Burstorm
"Gumina also claimed maintaining the property was the responsibility of the neighborhood homeowners' association. Because one never formed, he claimed that was the reason for the property's deterioration and his client shouldn't be held accountable.

However, a landscape agreement filed with the city in 1974 states the city "desires that owner shall be bound to maintain the property in an esthetic, attractive and safe condition," and that "the parties desire that the obligation herein shall run with the land and be enforceable against its successful owners." "

You can read the complete article here.