Posted by Ashley Fox on February 02, 2016 at 4:34 PM
At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman introduced the Vacant Property Enforcement Amendment Act of 2016 at today’s legislative meeting of the D.C. Council. Co-introduced by Chairman Mendelson and Councilmembers Allen, Bonds, Cheh, Evans, May, McDuffie, Nadeau, and Todd, the legislation aims to deter owners from neglecting their properties and encourage them to bring their properties into compliance with the District’s vacant property law.
“I frequently hear from residents how vacant properties harm their neighborhoods and present public safety hazards. Absentee property owners need to take responsibility for their properties and comply with our vacant property laws,” said Silverman during her opening statement.Read more