SeeClickFix lets you report and track environmental issues in the area.
I’ve added a link to SeeClickFix to the main site navigation.
Works great for small stuff like broken streetlights but good luck using for getting the city to take action on abandoned houses falling down.
I had success with it for a run down house next door. Got the grass cut, trash picked up, and open doors and windows boarded up in about 2 weeks time.
Bret – they’ll come by and do the cleanup but only after it’s gone neglected for a while. It would be nice if they could also put some heat on the delinquent owner. The way it is now, you have to wait until it’s an eyesore and then report it each time.
My gripe was just that it doesn’t get the situation any closer to being self-correcting. I guess I’m being a little wishful by hoping for them to get to the root cause (i.e., the guy who owns this is a deadbeat asshole who neglects his duties as an owner) instead of wasting taxpayer money on providing lawncare for these guys.
Alex, they put a lien on the property when they do work on it, so the owner eventually has to pay. Not that I don’t agree with you, I do, just clarifying that one point.
Correct, but how many of these liens you think are getting paid back anytime soon?