The garden is in a precarious position.
Currently, as it is laid out, it belongs to the city but the garden exists because the Department of Sanitation has allowed it.
There are also other players that have access to the same area which makes implementing quick changes to the gardens harder because of all the city departments involved and the wasted time finding out who is in-charge and putting in requests, to try to have a broken water pipe prepared.
- City Sanitation
- General Services
- Street Maintenance
- Mulching services
- Recycle center
All operate from the same general area. There is no clear divisions from what I have come to understand.
San Pedro needs to recognize the San Pedro Community Gardens as it’s own individual organization with its own self governing rules. Right now we are at the mercy of too many departments and not having water for 820 days is not a good reflection on the city of San Pedro for trying to be progressive and “green”.