Wealthy San Diegans Are Sick And Tired Of Stinky Sea Lion Poop
A group of affluent La Jolla residents has filed a lawsuit against San Diego as a response to sea lion and bird droppings that have stunk up the neighborhood.
The group, who are calling themselves Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement, filed the suit against the city and interim Mayor Todd Gloria, claiming that it is the city's duty to clean up the poop so residents don't have to suffer with the disgusting odor. The group is also suing to get rid of a fence that they claim is illegally placed and directly responsible for the dropping buildup.
According to the lawsuit, the city of San Diego has "exclusive dominion, control and responsibility for the maintenance of the cliffs in and around the La Jolla Cove and is responsible for keeping the area free of noxious odors,"
Residents have also claimed that the foul odor has wafted its way into seaside restaurants and shops. Henry Cunningham, a resident of the area, wrote a letter to U-T San Diego, in which he claims:
My family and I can't be the only ones who have stopped going to the La Valencia Hotel, George's at the Cove and the other businesses within the scope of the stench in La Jolla. The public health and comfort are being injured by reason of our public servants permitting an aggregation of birds and sea lions to load a beach with their sewage.