Letters to the Editor

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Hello my name is Susan and I am a former instructor of history at Cerro Coso Community College.

In April, the Kern County Sheriff’s Dept. ordered me to vacate a property I had recently leased on the outskirts of Ridgecrest. In late December,
the Public Health Dept. declared it unihabitable due to high mercury levels.

The property was never abated before my tenancy and I have been homeless since.

I have called several lawyers, including the state bar association, and the GBLA for assistance. I have contacted law enforcement, code enforcement, the housing authority, the salvation army, and just yesterday, the lt. governor.

Their general advice? Go to a homeless shelter, seek psychiatric treatment, or my favorite, “you need to get your life together.”

Health and Safety Code 17.975 says otherwise. https://leginfo.legislature.
ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=HSC&division=13.&title=&
part=1.5.&chapter=5.&article=2.5.

So my question is this… What good is the law