Backboard seizures put residents on defense | county, hoops, public - News - The Orange County Register: In early January, the county responded to complaints in the Wagon Wheel and Las Flores HOA communities, according to Jessica O'Hare with Public Works. They found eight hoops on county right of way and issued notices, with one hoop targeted for impound soon.
However, O'Hare said most of the county's backboard complaints come from Ladera Ranch, leading to sweeps there about once a year.
"Portable basketball backboards have always been an issue in Ladera Ranch," said Jett McCormick, chairman of the Ladera Ranch Civic Council.
The community's HOA rules prohibit backboards from being left on the street when not in use, McCormick said. But the association doesn't have jurisdiction over public streets, leaving enforcement to the county.
Apparently jurisdictional matters aren't an issue in Arizona, where George Staropoli has reported on state legislation barring HOAs from asserting parking jurisdiction over public rights of way. Which strikes me as nonsensical since Privatopia by definition is a creature of private and not public jurisdiction.