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Development Services Division Construction & Land Use Parcels 12 & 13
Parcels 12 & 13

The documents linked below provide information about the removal of trees and the health and safety of the neighborhood surrounding Parcels 12 and 13 along Civic Center Drive. Addition information is in the FAQ section.

A Town Hall meeting, hosted by the North Homeowners Association and Municipal League, was held on Wed. Jan. 27. Watch a video of the meeting.

On Nov. 21 and 22, 2015 trees were removed from Parcels 12 &13 that were considered a hazard from toppling over and falling limbs. (Parcels 12 & 13 Arborist Report) Soils in Parcels 12 & 13 have long been known to contain above naturally occurring levels of arsenic from prior use as a railroad right-of-way.

A Town Hall meeting, hosted by the North Homeowners Association and Municipal League, was held on Wed. Jan. 27. Watch a video of the meeting.

The City’s primary concern is the health of this community and the City has taken numerous steps to determine the level of risk from the soils on the parcels and the tree removal, and to mitigate that risk. To accomplish this the City has retained consultants who have tested the air and conducted soils testing both on and off the property.

Test results taken after the removal of the trees indicate that there is no current risk to the community from being in the vicinity of Parcels 12 and 13. In addition, there is no evidence that suggests that contaminated dust migrated outside of the parcels following the removal of trees.

The attached documents are:

The City will continue to work closely with the State’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to protect the public health and ensure that no contaminated soil escapes from the properties. The DTSC is the agency charged with oversight of investigation and remediation on the parcels.

The property owner’s contractor has sprayed both parcels with a compound designed to suppress dust and bind the surface soils. In addition, the City and the owner are building and repairing fencing along the property boundaries to keep the public off the two parcels.

A report was presented at the Jan. 5, 2016 City Council formal meeting. You can watch a video of the meeting at http://beverlyhills.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=4673&meta_id=281126 (Item starts at 2:57 minutes). Click here for the staff report.