Sunday, September 18, 2016

Landlord Law Faces Uncertain Future Monday


       Monday night's City Council session will feature the public hearing on Councilman Stephen Jennings rental registration and inspection law.  My guess is no vote tomorrow and it will be tabled to avoid an embarrassing defeat.   Opposition among the land owning class and no real explanation for how it will be funded or what it will do has hampered support.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

If it's certain to be an embarrassing defeat, why wouldn't Butler bring it to vote? I mean, Jennings wants Butler's job, so a smart politicians would take advantage of the situation.

You don't have to be a land lord to hate the stink of this useless proposal, as you said, landowners hate it...because they pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

We don't need any more new laws on the books, There are laws in place now under the old property maintenance code that gives the city codes dept the power to inspect any place that has been call in . Don't try to drum up additional laws and fees under the pretence of going after a few dirty landlords . Are you Blind !! they know where all those trash rentals are now and can go after them without enacting any new laws. drive around the city and you can see them from the street.

Anonymous said...

The biggest embarrassment is you did nothing over 20 years Jeff. I hope Mr. Jennings succeeds. This place is in serious decline.

Anonymous said...

Butler's father opposed a similar proposal 15 years ago. History will repeat. Good idea or not, Jennings doesn't have the votes.

Anonymous said...

Jennings needs to just crawl backing into his nerd hole and go away

Anonymous said...

Awithout ENFORCEMENT on a very STRICT level no law is worth its salt .Get your codes office working and get aggressive with trash property owners .Standards must be enforced our the situation will only continue to deteriorate

Set very aggressive goals , monitor enforcement activites and hold peoples feet to. The fire to GET THE JOB DONE .

Anonymous said...

Boy is the dog biting the upper hands... They use to have all of this under control and in check when the Fire Department worked on the streets to write violations and bring these properties to the attention of the codes office. Then they moved on them and job done. What is happening now????? The same codes department is doing their job and more, then adding the many street inspections which NEED to be done by LAW, and putting that onto one firefighter who is still in the office. It will never be done legally until it goes back to the hands of the Fire Department. Its that simple. Maybe the businesses in town and assembly places should call the state labor department and ask why their inspections haven't been done in how many years. I'm sure their insurance company is looking for a good inspection program for their interested properties.