Deltassist is hoping a taller fence will do the trick.
City council has approved a development variance application by the non-profit organization for a taller fence to curb thefts from the North Delta office’s garden.
The plan is to increase the height of an existing black chain link fence along the south property line, from eight feet to 12 feet.
A report to council notes the design of the retaining wall at the 120th Street property to the south has made it easy for people to access the site.
The report notes Deltassist hopes to deter theft by increasing the height of the fence.
It would be six feet at the gate on the eastern portion of the property and the height would then gradually increase along the south property line until it reaches the southwest corner to the rear of the property.
Thieves last month struck the social service agency’s garden again, making off with $400 worth of plants.
The garden serves a variety of purposes, including growing vegetables for the community as well as providing a natural oasis and therapeutic space for clients, staff members and volunteers.