STOCKTON - The city of Tracy has a program to deal with property owners who let dry grass grow tall on vacant lots. Residents said Monday the program isn't efficient.
"I love Tracy, I love my home, but this stuff is really frustrating. Really frustrating," said Margaret Briones who live on Cose Lane in Tracy.
Tracy's answer for those lots is notifying owners by mail there's a problem, then scheduling a public hearing before the city council if the problem isn't dealt with. The next hearing date for these issues is in September.
"Here it is July, and you'll have a hearing in September? We have this (all grass). Nothing's going to happen," Briones said.
Fire official David Bramell said the department is currently handling 27 properties where the vegetation is out of control. He said typically up to 90 percent of the property owners they contact take care of the problem.