City of Coral Gables / Triangle of Visibility
The City is posting violations to homeowners requiring shrubs/ bushes/ hedges be cut to 2.5 feet in the "triangle of visibility" (10 feet to the left / right of driveways or entrances). Fine up to $500 !! we had a notice about this in 2008, and cut the hedges back, called to confirm and were told the ordinance was under review and they'd let us know any new developments or changes. we NEVER got any notice or mailing regarding this until this week, when we were given a violation and 7 days to repair, w/ NEW changes. WAS 3 ft in height, now is 2.5 feet. So small that its even lower than your car window. IF worried about accidents and safety, how about putting speed bump or circle on ARAGON and other streets which have become "cut thru" streets for people? Cars fly down our street w/ no regard to anything and the city is worried about the height of the bushes/hedges!
Also, there is no consistency. Some homes have walls or gates and no visibility but they target only some homes w/ hedges. doesnt seem all are treated equally.