City going after owners of blighted properties

10/26/2006 9:17 PM by

The city mailed a letter to the owners of each of the more than 3,000 vacant buildings in the city in an effort to reduce neighborhood blight. [via]

The letters going out to property owners requires them to confirm they own the vacant structure, and if so, register it with the city for a $25 a year fee.

“Then we’re going to send out inspectors to make sure that property is boarded up, the grass is cut, and it meets all the basic code enforcement requirements,” says Rachel Flynn, who’s in charge of the new registry.

“If you’re not going to fix your property and be code-compliant, either sell it or fix it. If you won’t, we will,” says Flynn.



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