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Coming up for this Wednesday’s Zoning and Planning Committee meeting:

#214-12 ALD. DANBERG, BLAZAR, SCHWARTZ proposing an ordinance which would enable the city to respond to properties which are so inadequately cared for, often by absentee owners, as to constitute a nuisance, not only to properties nearby but also to the public at large, with the understanding that timely intervention may help prevent the loss of such properties to severe neglect, excess accumulation of trash or unsightly collectables, inside or out, or even eventual abandonment. [07-09-12]

Sometimes it’s negligence, sometimes inability to keep up.  What’s the city’s role in dictating how properties are to be kept?  Should this be limited to public health issues or extended to nuisance issues?  Where does one draw the line?

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