Staff members from Dedicato routinely park on the street, rather than inside of the property. Many of the area residents have to weave around one particular staff car, a white Ford, license plate XXXXX, which frequently is parked for hours close to the stop sign on Baldwin and Carter, making the turn on that corner more difficult.
According to the currently under-enforced Sierra Madre Police Code the restricted parking area in front of the Dedicato prohibits the employees of that business from parking in front of that location during day time hours only. The parking (in question) is reserved for visitors to the Dedicato and residents or visitors to the area that need to legally park a vehicle on this public street.
There is more. This bad neighbor of a business is lit up like a California desert prison all night long. There are 12 lights that have a very negative impact on the ambience of the neighborhood, and make a mockery of the Dark Sky provisions in the General Plan. If they want to light up their institution, they should be required to do so with proper shielding and orientation of that lighting, directing that grim glare into their own unhappy business, rather than causing a casino like-blaze that spills out into the whole general area.
You have to wonder why the place is it up like that. Is it so the wardens can spot escaping inmates fleeing their imprisonment? Has that afflicted stretch of Carter become a no-man's land?
Every week, the Dedicato's many trash cans lined up on the street are overflowing, stuffed with so much garbage that their lids can’t be properly closed. As soon as the weather warms up, they will draw bears down from the National Monument like magnets. This lucrative junkie rehab business, which is no doubt making money for someone hand over fist, ought to be able to spring for more garbage cans, and bear proof ones at that.
Plus, how much of that overflowing trash is medical waste? Does this business have a special collection process for medical waste? Would anyone running the city actually know an answer to this?
Every single home in town is potentially vulnerable to becoming a 6 bed rehab business. Isn't it time City Hall paid a little attention?