Problem property ordinance passes July 5, 2016

ICON thanks Alderman Proctor, Alderman McMenamin, the Realtors, and Corporation Council and looks forward to seeing the results in Springfield’s older neighborhoods. This will provide a useful tool for City inspectors and City legal to clean up long-term problem properties.

ICON supports ordinance 2016-099, which updates the Defenses to Code Violations ordinance.  This change targets property owners who manipulate the complaint-driven property inspection and administrative court system by repeatedly violating property ordinances, then fixing the problem just in time to avoid fines.

Read more about this ordinance…