Slumlords Summoned to "Blight Court"
Dan Geringer reports:
"Boldly going where no L&I commissioner has gone before, Fran Burns will extradite out-of-town owners and usher them into the city's new blight court (City Hall, Room 447), where Municipal Judge Bradley Moss can order them to fix their festering hellholes or pay thousands of dollars in daily fines."
Two recent cases were so bad that they were ordered demolished by Commissioner Burns, a tactic that Geringer said is unusual, as the goal is more often to fix up neglected properties.
Thanks to Deborah Woodell