Shaming signs not the best way to deal with vacant houses
Councilman Kristerfer Burnett has proposed taking The Scarlet Letter approach to holding the owners of neglected homes accountable. In essence, he hopes to shame people into compliance with housing codes. A bill he has introduced would require owners to post signs with their name, address, phone number and email. Properties in default or foreclosure would be required to post the contact information of creditor or lien holders.
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