UPDATE: On Monday, we were called out to a homeless camp that neighbors say the city officials are doing nothing about. Neighbors say this it’s a mess that's been attracting the homeless.
They had a hard time getting in touch with city workers, so our 13 Action News crew called and they came out on Monday to inspect the property.
They determined that the camp was not in the public right-of-way, but rather on private property owners. They went on to issue two citations to two separate property owners for violating city codes.
One of the properties is a vacant investment property. The owner didn't want to go on camera.
However, the other property is an apartment complex. We got in touch with that owner, Juan Mendoza.
He says the mess has been a headache and the homeless have been vandalizing the property before he even bought it.
“It was a squatter place for a long time, my neighbor Peggy informed me that it's been going on for about a year," said Mendoza.
A few months ago, he randomly spotted two couches dumped out back.
"We assumed people still thought it was abandoned,” he says. “We actually just started renting out the properties around that time. So, it was understandable. I told my dad. The two couches that were there, we just took it to the dumpster."
The problem continued.
"After that, more and more showed up,” he says. "I really wasn't too sure what to do about it. We've been doing what we can, but they outnumber us. I do feel like the city should take some responsibility in helping us maintain that area until the message is clear to not leave your trash there."
Mendoza is shocked that it's now his responsibility to pay for someone else’s irresponsible decisions.
Both property owners are appealing the citations. A spokesman for the city of Las Vegas says he understands the frustration behind the matter, however, the city's cleaning services are funded by taxpayers.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- People in one valley neighborhood are fed up with a pile of dumped furniture they say has turned into a homeless camp near Sahara and East St. Louis avenues.