Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District, NE) has an exciting Bad Neighbor Initiative that looks like it should be tried in the 8th District. Councilman Henon is keeping a Bad Neighbor Map that shows District 6 properties with multiple L&I citations and tax delinquencies.
Councilman Henon and several other Council members, including Cindy Bass of the 8th District, have introduced Bill No. 120297 to amend Title 4 of the Philadelphia Code “… to provide for the designation of certain properties as nuisance properties, the creation of a Problem Property Task Force to address such properties, and to further provide for penalties for, and remediation of, such nuisance properties ...” (link).
This looks like a great tool to help give L&I additional tools, including stronger fines, to go after chronically neglected properties. Please contact Councilwoman Cindy Bass to let here know you support Bill No 120297.