CENTRAL GLENDALE — Crews on Wednesday worked to restore gas to a 20-unit apartment building on Chestnut Street nearly five days after code inspectors declared it uninhabitable, a move that displaced dozens of tenants.
The Southern California Gas Co. turned off the gas and removed the meter from the building on the 100 block of West Chestnut Street Friday afternoon. Sam Engel, the city’s neighborhood services administrator said the landlord, Paula Boyd, didn’t pay the bill.
Boyd, 44, of South Pasadena, also owes Glendale Water & Power more than $20,000 in outstanding bills, he said.
Citing customer privacy policies, Southern California Gas spokeswoman Denise King declined to confirm whether an outstanding bill had anything to do with the shut-off, but did verify Boyd’s claims of a gas leak, which crews discovered on Monday when they returned to restore service.
King said crews were on track to restore service
late Wednesday or today.