“Problem Properties” Ordinance Moves Ahead Once Again
The city's "problem properties" ordinance has been kicked around City Hall for nearly two years now.
The ordinance aimed at holding landlords accountable for the actions of their tenants underwent more changes by the City Council's Committee on Ordinances Monday night.
Committee Chairman Steve Martins says the newest amendment will give landlords more power while screening prospective tenants.
Nine city councilors were in attendance to amend the ordinance and send it to the full Council for approval.
Councilor at Large Linda Morad was one of two dissenting votes, citing she doesn't feel comfortable with the ordinance as is.
She adds if it is finally passed by the City Council, she hopes to be proven wrong.
Ward 5 Councilor Kerry Winterson also voted "no."