Confusion reigns at apartment complex set for demolition

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Earlier this month, residents began getting knocks on their doors from representatives of Overland, Pacific & Cutler Inc., a relocation consultant group working with the city. PICO RIVERA Leslie Marin doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of working with the city to determine where her family will live. Despite a letter she and other residents of the Rivera Villa apartments received from the city telling them not to move not yet, anyway she and her husband decided two weeks ago they’re moving out of the 90-unit complex on Passons Boulevard, which the city plans to eventually demolish to make way for a new $43 million railroad underpass project. Marin said she and her husband would rather move now than be evicted later, even though city officials are urging residents to wait for a firm construction start date, and even if it means giving up her claim to any relocation money city officials say they plan to pay residents. “I’m not going to wait,” said Marin, 22. “I’m out of here at the end of the month. Even if they could find me somewhere to live later, I want to have somewhere secured.”last_img read more