So when a tenant breaks a window it's the landlords fault? When a tenant destroys carpets, it's the landlords fault? So when a tenant puts holes in the drywall, it's the landlords fault?
The ordinance was intended to go after one landlord in particular, with good reason. But, instead of going through the proper procedures in shutting down the guy, the city proposed a useless ordinance. The whole thing is redundancy in regards to the laws already in place at the state, county and city levels.
What it comes down to is a pathetic way for the city to make a buck. Scrapping the bottom of the barrel to balance their budget.
When an applicant is viewing a dirty, substandard unit it comes down to their choice to hand the application to the landlord. They accept the conditions they see. If these applicants accept these deplorable conditions, then complain, it's hypocracy. 99.9% of the landlords know, if you have a dirty place, you will only get dirty people.
And here is something that Mr. Glass seems to miss the point on - you can take the cat out of the hood, but you cannot take the hood out of the cat.
Now the city wants to have landlords register their rentals for a fee. Funny, this is FREE Public Information. Any yahoo with a computer can find out who owns a piece of property.
Again, city looking for an easy way to make a buck
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In Print This Week:
Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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