The front of the property a couple houses down from where I live has been the site off and on over the last couple months of much renovation. First they installed this monstrous poured concrete wall whose height and bunker style was way outta scale/tone with its surroundings. Then later the workers came back and with a couple days of much noisy powersawing they carved the wall down by about half. Then they came back in and tore out some shrubs and put in some dramatic wood fencing and matching gate. Still doesn’t quite fit, but it looks good. And since nothing’s happened for the last couple weeks I was figuring the job’s finally done until I walked the dog past it this morning and find official and very business-y signage installed, like so:
Here’s my conundrum. The Silver Lake block I live on is entirely a residential mix of single-family homes and multi-unit dwellings and frankly the last thing I want is some business just hanging up its fancy shingle and cha-chinging its customers here. But if the owners of this place went through the proper channels of permits and hearings and hoop-jumping and such perhaps I’m just ass out and missed the opportunity window to pipe up.
So my question is this: Anyone know what city department/agency I’d be best to begin my bureaucratic wanderings in search of an answer as to whether they’re properly permited to operate? I’ve already got an e-inquiry into my beloved councilpresidentman’s office but I’m not sure when I’ll hear back as he’s either leaping tall buildings at a single bound or off in the Mediterranean learning to fly jets for the navy or both. So in the meantime any suggestions/guidance/ideas would be appreciated.