Leveraging Relationships to Address Blight – Part Two

In August 2019 we highlighted creative out-of-the-box solutions to address blight. A recent article discussing a new “tag-team” in Columbiana County OH focused on blight, discusses some of the challenges with tax delinquent properties, especiallyREAD MORE

Nuisance Incidents vs Arrests

A recent article from Newsday discusses a recent change in Oyster Bay, NY Oyster Bay expands nuisance law on boarding up homes The Town of Oyster Bay has expanded its powers to board up houses underREAD MORE

Uniformity – Benefits and Pitfalls

Uniformity – Benefits and Pitfalls In the precarious and troublesome arena of blighted and abandoned properties, uniformity, best practices, and opportunity for improvement all compete for the attention of code officials, lawmakers and constituents. EachREAD MORE

Connecting the Dots

MuniReg has advocated registries as a tool not just to address blight but also to prevent future occurrences. A recent report on a collaboration between Hudson County executives and The Waterfront Project, Inc. shines aREAD MORE

Doing the Right Thing…….Part Deux

Though, yes I am feeling a little nostalgic for 80’s/90’s movies, this discussion isn’t about Spike Lee , Charlie Sheen or the late, great, Lloyd Bridges. Early 2019, we wrote about specific ordinance language thatREAD MORE

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?

I’m sure there is another side to this story, but in all honesty I am scared that I already know the answer. I strive to focus on innovative approaches, creative solutions, and positive outcomes thatREAD MORE

Weakening the Power of Code Enforcement

In a recent article (click here), a local TV station in Cincinnati discusses a Councilmember’s new initiative to have unpaid code enforcement fines no longer be applied to the property’s taxes. While the Councilmember’s intentionsREAD MORE

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