Wednesday, August 31, 2016
WDT: Jennings Steps Up Bid for Inspection Law
Councilman Steve Jennings has made landlord registration and inspection the cornerstone of his time on Council. Three years after campaigning on the issue, Mr. Jennings is lobbying for passage of his proposal. He wrote an op/ed that was in today's WDT.
The public hearing is on September 19, but cobbling together three votes for passage will not be easy.
Critics argue the information on ownership already exists and that the inspections are intrusive and will require staffing the city doesn't have.
Mr. Jennings says his law will contribute to better maintained properties.