Growth inside catch basins

A reader wonders if he should applaud the city for keeping La Crescenta green or chastise it for growth inside catch basins. (Courtesy of Raymond Minassian / October 16, 2012)

I am not sure if I should applaud Glendale city authorities for keeping La Crescenta so very green or criticize them for allowing plants to grow in street water run-off catch basins.

I submit a photo taken of a catch basin on the southbound side of Pennsylvania, taken from the intersection of Pennsylvania and Foothill Boulevard.

Raymond Minassian
La Crescenta