Call it a retreat or was it the camel getting his nose under the tent....City Council reportedly opted to require apartment registrations starting in 2018 but no mandatory inspections.
Even this watered down proposal brought skepticism and concern over just what it accomplishes and what it will cost and who will pay.
Three years ago when this discussion started, I recall telling Councilman Jennings registration was likely the most he could hope for.
Those with concerns over an apartment have always been able to file a complaint and invite a codes officer into their home.
When the regstration component takes effect in 2018, the corporate, government and NFP owners will comply and those with apartments in old homes will likely not want to codify their business venture.
In the end, it was Councilman Mark Walczyk who carved out the best position, by opposing it all on the grounds that in the end nothing will be accomplished.