City of Chino

Staff Report

Reject liability claim filed by Antonia Lopez submitted on September 7, 2017 alleging Loss of Consortium after her husband tripped and fell while walking in Ayala Park.


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On August 5, 2017, at approximately 10:00 p.m., claimant alleges that her husband Pedro Barragan Lopez tripped and fell on a rope while walking to the picnic area at Ayala Park, 14225 Central Avenue.  She asserts that the City failed to monitor and keep the designated walk-way area in a safe manner, creating a hazardous condition. There is no amount claimed. Claimant alleges Loss of Consortium.


An investigation into the claim revealed that neither park staff nor the Chino Police Department were notified of this incident.  Park security lights were automatically turned on from August 5, 2017, 7:30 p.m. through August 6, 2017, 6:00 a.m.

Claimant did not submit supporting documentation such as photos or medical reports of her husband’s injury to assist in substantiating her claim.

Therefore, staff recommends that this claim also be rejected and proper notification be sent to claimant.  Chino Municipal Code Section 3.70.070 provides that the City Council shall act on a claim in the manner provided in Government Code Section 912.4 and 912.6 within forty-five days after the claim has been presented.  If the City Council fails to act on any claim filed under this chapter, the claim will be deemed denied on the forty-fifth day after the claim was presented.



Meeting History

Oct 3, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Earl C. Elrod, Council Member
SECONDER:Gary George, Council Member
AYES:Gary George, Paul Rodriguez, Eunice M. Ulloa, Tom Haughey, Earl C. Elrod