Posted: 9:39 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
By Rick Couri
City workers told the neighborhood their lights were a fire hazard and must come down.
The problem comes because the decorations are strung in a diagonal pattern across the street. "We don't have issues with any of the other lights," a county spokesman said.
Orange County, California calls the lights an "unpermitted encroachment" and claim they are a fire hazard.
Neighbors told the Los Angeles Times they disagree.
"It's just lights, people," one said. “They’re going to cut that, this is America," another added.
Christy Gruner wrapped up neighbors feelings in a very California way, asking “like, really?"
A county representative told The Times there may be a way to keep everyone happy. He said if the Wagon Wheel neighborhood gets a permit, they may allow the lights to stay.
The deadline for a final decision is today.