EAGLE ROCK — The Metropolitan Water Agency said today it will remove controversial “No Trespassing” signs along a section of the Eagle Rock Canyon trail following a meeting with a community group and council office.
“The signs are coming down,” said spokesman Bob Muir. The signs should be removed by the end of today or early tomorrow followed by the removal of the metal sign posts.
The No Trespassing signs – which threaten $1,000 fines or six months in jail – were placed on portions of the trail that swerve into MWD property. District representatives told CBS LA the signs were in response to reports of nearby homeless encampments and concern about potential wildfires that could endanger a water facility in a box canyon.
Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful, which owns the trail land, complained that the water agency never contacted them about the problems before the signs went up.
Muir said a temporary entry permit will be issued to Collaborative Eagle Rock Beautiful to cover portions of the trail on agency property, he said.
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