In the near future, we plan to begin adding quite a bit of information to the blight task force page. This information will include a "wall of shame" highlighting some of our worst properties. While we, as a City, are certainly embarrassed by such properties, we believe the properties and their owners should be brought to the forefront of discussion. We have begun putting forth significant efforts to tackle the blight and deterioration in this community. We are not going to hide behind this blight and allow it to continue to lurk in our neighborhoods and communities. We are going to bring these problem properties to light, and continue to make sure owners are held accountable for the condition they are in.
Ultimately, our goal as a community is to hold owners accountable and prevent properties from going down the wrong path. We recognize that steps to repair our tax base and home values must begin immediately, and continue well in to the future.