In the more than four decades Cyndi Marshall has lived behind Rosemont Plaza, she's seen her share of annoyances: a loud post office, refrigerated delivery trucks idling all night, a recycling center, and now she says homeless encampments spring up in the parking lot every night.
"They just sit right up against your fence," Marshall said. "(They're) right there looking through the slats and they can hear everything you're saying and you can hear everything they're doing."
Sacramento County's Code Enforcement Department has a solution: build a masonry wall.
Rosemont Plaza's owners received a notice last month saying they're violating a county law that requires a "six-foot high perimeter masonry wall along the interior boundary lines of all residential (RD) zoned properties."
They've appealed the decision, and will plead their case before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors during a public hearing on Feb. 28.
A call to the Los Altos-based property owners of Rosemont Plaza has not been returned at the time of this story. The property owners appealing to the county are listed as Elie Alcheck of Los Altos and Irvin Weinstock of Belmont.
Weinstock owns the section of 9111 Kiefer Blvd. nearest the street where is located and 9133 Kiefer Blvd., according to county property records. Alcheck is a general partner in the partnership that owns the rest of the plaza.
In their request to appeal the code violation, Alcheck and Weinstock say no one has ever brought the violation up during previous remodels. They also contest that homeowners behind the plaza should help to pay for the wall.
"That's laughable, actually," Marshall said.
Alcheck and Weinstock also say to install a masonry wall, the "approximately 60-70 trees" next to the existing wood fences would have to be removed, and they "believe (the homeowners) would strongly object to the removal of so much landscaping."
The cost is also a problem for the two owners.
"The cost of installing a masonry wall is exorbitant and the timeframe unreasonable, particularly in this current economic climate," their appeal request says.
Several members of the said last week that they plan to attend the Feb. 28 hearing to see what happens. Marshall will likely be paying close attention: she's been documenting problems behind her home and writing occasional letters to Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli since 2000.
Hearing to appeal code violation at Rosemont Plaza:
Tuesday, Feb. 28
Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chambers
700 H St., Suite 1450