Walls have been around the El Presidio Gardens for 30 years. Today they continue to protect our small community from the dangers of the Miramonte neighborhood. However over time, this community has seen theft, drug trafficking, and other unsavory incidents. While the illegal wall hopping has slowed down; the activities still occur with trash and beer bottles outside of our gates as evidence that people were there. You have to be shot or dead before the police come to help even though I've filed several reports on the issue. We've cleared up the Eastern Gardens area so that light sensors are not blocked. Our resident's security is important to our community and it's frustrating that nothing can get done to prevent the invasion of meth and other suspicious activity onto our property. I've reported a city light out on our neighbor's side, but it still hasn't been fixed.
|Pigeon Spikes are rather cheap.|
In other news, there has been talk about putting up pigeon wire along that same part of the wall to keep the birds from sitting on it. It's not surprising that birds or people would cross this part of our wall as there is a grove of mesquite trees on the other side that encourage all forms of wildlife to congregate. We are concerned about the high concentration of pigeons that hang out in that area as it is a health concern to our residents and their vehicles. While this Presidio Wall is large, there are only smaller and remote sections that seem to be having these issues. I'll be looking into pigeon wire as a solution for this problem. I love birds but I also understand the resident's concerns about their vehicles and health. The pigeon wire seems inexpensive and easy to install.