North Highlands Gets Restitution

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Burger King has agreed to pay $170,000 in restitution for allegedly maintaining a blighted property.

Special Assistant Deputy DA Lana Wyant says the Watt Avenue site included an abandoned drive.  "Which was accessible to the public containing solid waste. There were hazardous materials present. There was an accumulation of junk and rubbish. Burger King failed to maintain the landscape and just an overall neighborhood nuisance."

More than 10 different elementary schools and community groups will get a part of the settlement. Wyant says the case should be a wake-up call to other businesses to comply with health and safety codes.