A Huntington Beach man is suing the city for allegedly harassing him about palm trees in his front yard and forcing him to remove them.
Charles Atchisson filed a lawsuit June 12 against the city for being a nuisance and intentionally causing emotional distress by citing him about four Washingtonian palm trees in his front yard, inspecting his property a handful of times and requiring him to remove the trees without a hearing, according to the lawsuit.
City Atty. Jennifer McGrath said the city hasn't been served the lawsuit yet and can't answer questions until they are.
The trees were already on the property, adjacent to the sidewalk, when Atchisson purchased his home on Rhone Lane more than 35 years ago, according to the lawsuit.