Dogs, tree violation reviewed
by Chris Wilson
While a Los Angeles man is waiting to hear what a Ventura County
deputy district attorney plans to do about a 43-acre parcel of
land he owns that has been cleared of brush and trees, he now
has another violation to worry about.
Todd Collart, manager for the Ventura County Zoning Administration,
said about 30 dogs are being kept on the property without the
county's required kennel conditional use permit. The alleged
violation has been referred to County Animal Control. Ventura
County zoning regulations permit up to four dogs to be kept at
a residence without a permit. The land viewed from the road is
little more than a bare hillside. Landowner William Kaddis was
notified of the violation in December, Collart said, and that
Kaddis' 30 days to correct the alleged violation are nearly up.
The land south of Baldwin Road, near the westerly entrance to
Rancho Matilija, was cleared of vegetation, and aerial photographs
show at least 200 cut oak trees in a gully on the property, said
The evidence and the arborist's report have been turned over
to the District Attorney's office and are being reviewed for
possible legal action against Kaddis.
Kaddis maintains his innocence, Collart said. The OVN's attempts
to contact Kaddis for comment have been unsuccessful thus far.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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