- I don't want to deal with tenant problems, particularly late at night
- The City of Oakland and the State of California, are so anti-landlord it is quite dangerous financially to make a simple management mistake and open yourself up to huge penalties
There was one especially significant problem with the letter. The address of the property was incorrect. I don't own the property on which the lien was threatened to be placed.
I did call the city and the waste management company and point out their error. They didn't seem too concerned. It seems this happens with some non-negligible frequency. I was just trying to help out the poor schlub who obviously didn't get the letter, and was probably going to get a lien on his property because he didn't get the letter to be able to respond.
Our governments seem to be filled with a surfeit of functionally incompetent automatons.