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CALL FOR ACTION: Woman seeks help with neighborhood danger

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 02:33:24-04
A valley woman says, not in my neighborhood. She noticed activity posing a real danger and didn't know what to do about it. So she reached out to Contact 13's Call For Action volunteers, and she got results.
"There's going to be a serious accident," says Ann Albright.
She says something needed to be done. She and her husband noticed semi-trucks parking along this stretch of South Rainbow Boulevard.
"We'd see the trucks park there, one day, two days, a week. Then they started leaving their flat beds," says Ann.
This is just around the corner from Ann's home in the southwest part of the valley. She says the parked trucks were creating major blind spots for drivers pulling out onto Rainbow Boulevard.
"And then they started working on the trucks there. And I said oh, this is not, you know. We're not going to have this in this area. Not at all," says Ann.
She says she made numerous calls, but got nowhere.
"I called all over. I mean, called the county, called the city and finally you know, I says that's enough, I'm gonna call Channel 13 News," says Ann.
Our Call For Action volunteers got in touch with County Code Enforcement. Within a couple of days, the trucks were gone.
So here's the Contact 13 bottom line. Semi-trucks aren't allowed to park in areas zoned as residential. So if you're facing a problem similar to Ann, don't be afraid to call Code Enforcement.