City of Chino

Staff Report

Reject liability claim filed by Rene Perez Gonzalez on May 24, 2019 for damage that occurred on May 22, 2019 due to a missing sewer lid.


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  2. 05-24-19 Claim for Damages - Redacted

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On May 24, 2019, the City of Chino received a claim for damages from Rene Perez Gonzalez alleging tire and rim damage to their vehicle due to a missing sewer lid. The claim further alleges, Riverside Drive was flooded which caused the sewer to overflow and lose its cover. The incident occurred on May 22, 2019, as claimant was driving North on Ninth Street and was crossing Riverside Drive. The demand is for $94.75.



An investigation into the claim showed no evidence that flow had reached the top of the lid. City staff found the damages claimed to be unlikely. In addition, there were no calls for service received for the sewer lids. Therefore, the City is not liable for the damages.

Staff recommends that this claim 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.


Attachment: Gonzalez Claim


Meeting History

Jun 18, 2019 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Tom Haughey, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:Marc Lucio, Council Member
AYES:Marc Lucio, Eunice M. Ulloa, Paul Rodriguez, Tom Haughey, Mark Hargrove