28 July 2006

City Cracking Down on Problem Properties

For the last two weeks, the city has been aggressively enforcing a relatively new ordinance that requires the owners of properties in need of major repair to purchase a building maintenance license, which enables the city to exert control over the properties. Owners who don't, could face civil or criminal prosecution. [WKRC]

There are plenty of blighted buildings in Northside, West End and OTR (and NOT Norwood). People have been saying for years that the city has to crack down on property owners who won't fix up their buildings.

This should increase property values and decrease crime. It's necessary for the urban renewal process and it's important that the city continues to put pressure on blighted property owners. If they won't fix it up, sell it to someone who will.

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