Zanesville OH ended up scrapping the section authorizing “private cause of action section intended to grant private citizens the ability to declare their neighbors nuisances in addition to law enforcement.”
“Had the committee chosen to keep the private cause of action section in the ordinance, residents would have been given a structured guideline for monitoring nuisance activity in their neighborhoods and declaring certain properties nuisances.”
Obviously contingent on the “structured guideline” but is this an (the) answer to municipal budgetary concerns and increase community engagement? Will it put necessary pressure on homeowners to adhere to their responsibilities to not negatively affect the neighboring properties. Won’t it improve pride of ownership? Pride of community?

Council taking final vote on nuisance abatement ordinance next meeting