The things homeowners HOPE WON’T GO BUMP in the night….

433 HIGH ST. / 433 BUTTONWOOD ALLEY (BACKSIDE).  THE OWNER OF THIS PROPERTY LIVES LESS THAN 1 MILE AWAY IN THE COZY ROSEDALE NEIGHBORHOOD.

CLEARLY, THE OWNERS HAVE NOT BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE BOROUGH FOR A VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME.   THIS CREEPILY DANGEROUS BUILDING IS A REFLECTION OF THE TURMOIL IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT. 

My neighbor, Larry Hespeth, posted these photo’s and comments on Facebook last week.  His home is across the alley from this and I can assure you this place is as scary as you think it is from the photo’s  – wish we could make “scratch and snif photo’s” – so you could have the whole experience including the stink.  But you can drive over and smell for yourself.   

KEENAN HARP TOOK A DRIVE BY AND HERE’S WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ON FB TODAY:

“Drove past it today. Let me tell you something, my wife is from Detroit and I have seen better looking properties there then This dump in Pottstown. Just disgraceful. What would the people from the past say about how terrible Pottstown is now. They would roll over in there grave.”

 

Keenan Harp created this masterpiece!!

Keenan created this masterpiece!!

 

LARRY LEFT THIS DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING ON FACEBOOK …

“THE REAR OF THIS BUILDING IS ROTTING AND FALLING TO THE GROUND < THE BACK IS PRIMARILY COVERED WITH OLD PLYWOOD>. THE ELECTRICAL SERVICE IS ALSO COMING TO THE GROUND. I WILL POST PICS WEEKLY. CAN’T GET ANY HELP FROM THE BOROUGH. THERE SHOULD BE SOME TYPE OF EMERGENCY THIS BUILDING FALLS UNDER!”

 

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435 HIGH ST. / BUTTONWOOD ALLEY (nastly little bodega no dumpster)???

435 HIGH ST. / BUTTONWOOD ALLEY (nastly little bodega no dumpster)???

 “DEAR POTTSTOWN PA, I NEED TO KNOW. DOES THIS STORE PAY THE SAME TRASH BILL I DO, OR SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A DUMPSTER? I GUESS THE BLUE RECYCLE CAN IS IN THERE SOMEWHERE!”
Larry Hespeth

 

 

These photo’s were posted on FB on Feburary 19, 2015 by our good neighbor, homeowner, Larry Hespeth. 

 Pottstown Homeowner At Large has this to say, today, on Facebook:

435 HIGH ST. / BUTTONWOOD ALLEY (commercial proeprty but no dumpster)??

435 HIGH ST. / BUTTONWOOD ALLEY (commercial proeprty but no dumpster)??The question of the day kids is WHY?The question today, asked by Pottstown Homeowner at Large on Facebook, is this:The question today, asked by Pottstown Homeowner at Large on Facebook, is this:

“Why is it that homeowners in the borough continually get slapped with silly violations, such as “indoor furniture” on a covered front porch, peeling paint on window sills or a pile of grass clippings kept behind a garage for compost when all the while 433 High Street seems to be A-Okay with the borough? Check out the pics.

The rear of the building is literally falling apart. It is both a safety and health hazard yet it’s been this way for quite a long time, even after it’s been reported numerous times. Why?

It was reported that the 3rd floor is full of pigeon shit and the basement had standing water in it. AND, when someone actually wanted to purchase, rehab and open a business in it the Borough shot down the idea because the 2 apartments that were part of the plan required 2 parking spots each. No, sorry. We’re just going to let it go. Why?

The owners of the building are Regesh and Amita Patel, former owner/operators of the East end 7-11 and current residents of the Rosedale section. Why is it that these folks aren’t held responsible for this total POS?

Which actually leads to what might be a bigger question. WHO?”

FREE background checks and pay stubs….WOW what a novel idea

There’s NEVER an excuse for landlords in Pottstown to rent to convicted drug felons or people who cannot evidence a pay stub from a job, SSI or SSD.   I have even heard some landlords claim that their apartments will sit vacant for months until the right person (s) come along that have their act together enough to have stayed out of prison.  This post is inspired by a conversation on FB on Crime in Pottstown…

A smart landlord plans for vacancies and understands the potential ramifications of renting to anyone with a pocket full of cash and no background check or pay stubs.

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BIG problem is – – in Pottstown there have been NO ramifications for landlords that avoid due diligence but there are plenty of ramifications for other property owners INCLUDING good landlords who often can’t keep good renters because of the crime and filth all around them.

Having said that, I can almost hear the battalion of (land) lords <many who affiliate with the Western Montgomery County Real Estate Investors Group, among other notable property management and real estate companies in the area> planning their next council brow-beating session when the topic of better ordinances and supervision of rentals is on the horizon again ** complete with not-so-veiled threats of lawsuits against the borough**  yawn.  

But again, council backs down…why?  We want the issue of rental housing to remain front and center in councils minds and actions. 


Starting at about 9:44 with other comments mixed in, LANDLORDS WHINE TO COUNCIL:

You can see all the videos <including more LL whining and threats of lawsuits against the borough> on the Citizens Action Committee for Pottstown’s Youtube channel. 


Comments on Facebook from good renters and good landlords indicate that THEY have no problem with annual inspections.  So WHO has a problem?  Could be (land) lords that are the very people that “fly under the radar” and they like it that way.

There are plenty of working poor in Pottstown who need a break.   Decent housing, manageable rent payments and a landlord that gives two hoots about their property, the tenants and the community.

Landlord ignorance is not an excuse for renting to drug dealers and other criminals, nor is greed a reason. 

FREE BACKGROUND CHECK

HOUSING LAW IN A NUTSHELL 

The Nation’s Fair Housing Law protects 7 classes of people:

Race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin.  <<<Note:  drug dealers are not among the protected class of people in the nation, state or even Pottstown (although you’d be wondering if Pottstown has seceded from the union given the # of drug houses allowed to proliferate here).

In addition to these protected classes, Pennsylvania offers legal protection based on:

ancestry
age (40 and older)
use of guide or support animal
status as handler or trainer of guide or support animal.  <<<Note:  convicted drug dealers are NOT protected in PA, or any felon for that matter. 

In combination with what we hope will be a more aggressive effort by the Montgomery County D.A.’s office to hold accountable the extractive, negligent income investors who rent to convicted drug dealers, and other criminals.  We, the community of homeowners, businesses, good landlords and good renters, are going to keep this issue front and center in Pottstown and…

council has a big-big role to play in this too because while the PPD is stepping up their game, why should council continue to accommodate bad landlords or even allow more negative investors into the community?  

Below is a link to the Mercury’s coverage of the most recent drug house raid in a RENTAL house VV   Good work PPD AND residents who inform the police about the drug houses in their neighborhoods.

We are doing our part and the PPD is doing their part…there can be no excuse for the borough to let the rental housing slide any longer.

IMPLEMENT THE BETTER LANDLORD PROGRAM…WITHOUT DELAY.

And, consider that it’s way beyond time for council to figure out how to ENFORCE the Charge Back Ordinance as suggested by councilwoman, Sheryl Miller, because, as I have learned recently … even though a landlord might resist paying the $100 fine, the violation CAN give L&I the legal right to pull the license (if there is one). But, either way, the borough can refuse to let a probelmatic landlord continue to rent their property if they are unwilling to pay their fines.  That’s a powerful tool USE IT. 

Police searching for suspect from Pottstown drug raid

Reading Craigslist SCAM in Pottstown

Craigslist SCAM

Craigslist SCAM

I think most of you are savvy enough to detect the big phony bologna in the response that a couple received while looking for a rental home in Pottstown.  This morning I was alerted about this SCAM by the couple that responded to the ad.  I looked up the real owner and contacted them to let them know.   The house is listed for sale not for rent and the owner was aware of the scam.  

KEEP YOUR EYES WIDE OPEN FRIENDS

Hello,

Thanks for your email, I personally own the house, we want our property to be well taken good care, and there are some Precaution in which i do give out to tenant willing to rent my house which brings about safety of a home, so please don’t be offended. But if you are still capable of renting my house the precaution goes this way…

You must keep my house clean including the surrounding, you must know the way in which you use the stove so as to avoid fire outbreak, you must not disturb the neighbor. We decided to rent out the property due to our transfer to (West Africa). My Family and I just traveled to Nigeria for a program Empowering Youth to Fight Racism, HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Lack of Education with Dove Christian Fellowship International on a Missionary Work, so we are renting it out since we need someone to take good care of the property on my absence and the house will be available for a period of 5 years. The program is taking place in four major countries which are Uganda, Japan, Haiti and Nigeria. Have this in mind you must know the kind of person that i am. Nevertheless i am giving you this Precautions because of what corresponded between me and my last tenant. The keys and documents are with us here in West Africa … so i will need to ship them to you
before you can occupy the house but you can drive by the house anytime to take a look.

I want you to understand that I spent a lot on my property that you have requested to rent, so I will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and would want you to treat it as your own because cleanliness they say is next to Godliness. It is not all about the money to be paid on rent or spent; it is all about a good maintenance culture which I want you to adopt on the property. I want you to keep it tidy all the time so that I would be full of smiles whenever I come and above all, a good, strong and tight relationship between us when I come for a check up. Please one more thing, I wouldn’t like to have any benefit of trust in you because I want to stand in your words that the property would be well taken care of all the time. I believe you have see how lovely it is if from only the pictures you saw in my posting compare to the 100% comfort to be derived from it as you are an occupant.

We will be away for a while that is why we made up our mind to put up our house for rent to whom ever that will take good care of it. Please i want you to note that i spent a lot on my property that i want to give to you for rent, so i will solicit for your absolute maintenance of this house and want you to treat it as your own.

Address: 546 Spruce St, Pottstown, PA 19464

Pets are Welcome!!!
Rent: $700
Security Deposit: $700
Living Building Square Footage: 1,623
Number Of Bedrooms: 3
Number Of Bathrooms: 1

SO IF YOU ARE REALLY INTERESTED I WILL WANT YOU TO FILL THE RENT APPLICATION FORM BELOW:

RENT APPLICATION FORM.
Name (First name/ Middle name/Surname ) : __________?
Phone numbers (home,cell and office line ) # :__________?
E-mail :__________?
Best time to call :__________?
Marital Status:__________?
How many proposed occupants :__________?
List all in addition to yourself including approx age :__________?
Present Address :__________?
City/State :__________?
Will you have pets :__________?
Please describe Breed, size :__________?
Personality of pet :__________?
Preferred move in date :__________?
Intended length of lease:__________?
Do you agree to pay the payment before you move in:__________?
Earliest possible date of deposit payment:__________?
Length of previous tenancy :__________?
Present occupation :__________?
Are you a section 8 applicant
Do you work late night :__________?
Do you smoke :__________?
Do you drink :__________?
Send your picture or family picture __________?

Please feel free to ask any questions you do not understand and i will be looking forward to receive your email as soon as possible. As i am not around to show the inside, you can go check out the house and the neighborhood from the outside and get back to me if you really like it for more information. Please respond ASAP.

I hope to read from you with more information. Thanks for the time and energy writing me, My regards to your family. For more inquiries, Here is my cell phone number which i roamed so i can receive international calls, call or text me ASAP +1 (701) 404-7085

Best Regards.
David I Stout & Patricia E.

Yesterday is history, Tomorrow’s a mystery, TODAY’S a GIFT, that’s why it’s called the present!

Bet You’re Wondering….

HOW’D THE MEETING GO WITH THE ASSISTANT MONTCO D.A.’S AND THE PPD ON FEB. 16TH?

Just dandy.

See for yourselves.   Here are the videos from Citizens Action Committee for Pottstown, Evan Brandts tweets/storify from the meeting and the Mercury’s article…can’t say it didn’t get good coverage!

The organizers are looking for feedback from the residents that attended.  If you’ve got something to say as the next “action items” are developed, send it in an email to:

ptownadvocates@hotmail.com

They’ll keep you in the loop moving forward. 

Thanks to Kevin Steele and Jason Whalley from the D.A.’s office for meeting with the group.  Appreciate the representatives of the PPD and borough for taking their time to be there.

Just a quick word about “apathy” it’s a two way street folks.  One elected official, Sheryl Miller, Councilwoman in the 3rd ward and Council Candidate in the 4th Ward, Ross Belovich, made time in their busy lives to be there.

GRATITUDE TO FORMER COUNCIL PRESIDENT DAVE GARNER FOR LEADING THE WAY & ORGANIZING THE EVENT. 

VV CLICK LINKS VV

Pottstown citizens urged to help fight crime

https://storify.com/PottstownNews/criminal-discussion?utm_source=embed&utm_medium=publisher&utm_campaign=embed-header

A Slumlord & A Culinary Arts Instructor: Kenneth Kaufman

In June, 2012  I sponsored a SLUM OPEN HOUSE at 503 King St <click for 1st blog post>

I issued personal, email invitations to all of Pottstowns officials and an open invitation to residents so they could see for themseleves how many low-income people, (including children), in our community are forced to live in slum properties.

501 and 503 King St. are a single house chopped up into decrepit, dangerous apartments owned by POVERTY PIMP KENNETH KAUFMAN.   If 501 King St. rings a bell that’s because in November 2014, a little over three months ago, a woman Ken rented to, in one of the downstairs apartments, was murdered in her bed for a $30 drug debt <click to read Mercury article.

2 1/2 (TWO AND ONE HALF) years since the OPEN HOUSE, incredulously…

Nothing has changed.  Ken Kaufman STILL demands CASH payments from his renters then, his renters only see him on rent payment day.  Cash rents make the taxes a little lighter at the end of the year.  In some cases, if a tenant forgets to ask for a receipt, it can be a tool to extract more money from them as the experienced scum are known to do in Pottstown.

Kenneth Kaufman is a former colleague of Council President, Stephen Toroney, at The Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center in Limerick.  Toroney is retired as of last year but Ken still teaches.   Does Toroney claim to be oblivious to the despicable properties owned by Kaufman in Pottstown?  Yes or No, either answer is unacceptable because the Open House <2.5 years ago> was well publicized in the local press.

If Toroney claims he was unaware, doesn’t that speak for itself?

Evan Brandt/Activist invites Pottstown Council to see poor living conditions in permitted rental:

http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120630/NEWS01/120629312/activist-invites-pottstown-council-to-see-poor-living-conditions-in-permitted-rental

Roys Rants:

http://roysrants.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/an-editorial-follow-up-activist-invites-pottstown-council-to-see-poor-living-conditions-in-permitted-rental/#comments

Robert Senior/Open House Sheds Light On Deplorable Rental Conditions:

http://pottstown.patch.com/articles/open-house-sheds-light-on-deplorable-rental-conditions

Last November the Sanatoga Press referred to Ken as “benevolently” watching his culinary arts students:
http://sanatogapost.com/2014/11/04/career-center-students-wow-diners-monday-buffet/

<Benevolence and Kenneth Kaufman in the same sentence…pardon me while I choke on my egg roll>…

In her own words, Emily shares her story:

Gap in the outside door lets cold air flow into the apartment.

Gap in the outside door lets cold air flow into the apartment.

Well, my fiancé and I began to rent from him November 1st, 2014. I was five months pregnant at the time, close to being six. Ken had known that. He had refused to allow us to see the apartment unless we had $1100 cash. I’m only 18, my fiancé is only 20 and Ken took advantage of knowing we needed a place to go asap or we were both going to be homeless. We saw the apartment, and we asked him if the heating source was legal and he told us it was. Mind you, being new to renting we had no idea what we were getting into.

Months have gone by now, and I recently found out the apartment was never inspected. 

Windows are duct taped to curtail the cold air as best as possible.
Windows are duct taped to curtail the cold air as best as possible.

My son is now here, and the place is getting colder so I decided to check up on Kens name. Found your site, and decided to call out the inspector. He failed, horribly. The stairs are leaning outside, and get this… The space heaters are beyond illegal. There are so many reasons he failed. Ken called to let us know that the apartment is being condemned but doesn’t believe that he should find us a new place to live or give us any money we put forward. Our electric bill is insane and he believes he doesn’t owe us anything because my fiancé broke a door.. A door! He knowingly, willingly allowed two new renters bring an infant into a place that was illegal and is perfectly okay with us now being out in the cold and the place is getting colder.

Precious 2 week old whose mama is hugely worried about his safety.

Precious 2 week old whose mama is hugely worried about his safety.

My son currently has to sleep with me every night because of how cold it is in this apartment, even with the heaters on blast.  I shouldn’t have to be worrying about my two week old son being warm. I blame myself partially for putting him here but at the same time Ken should have followed the LAW and had the place inspected before hand!

The 503 King street address, & we spoke to the inspector when he came to inspect. We aren’t taking the condemnation seriously until we get it verified by the inspector. Which we have yet to hear back from? Planning to call them first thing Monday.

We showed him what was wrong when we moved in and the inspector took pictures and notes. Said there’s no question why he didn’t have it inspected, because there was “no chance in hell he would have passed”

I was sleeping when the woman downstairs was killed and all Ken had to say to me was “oh she was on her way out. If you know anyone who needs a place I’ll give you $50″ 

We are still here, only because we have $0 to our name at the moment;
We aren’t leaving until we know for a fact by Charlie Weller that the place is being condemned.

Ken had the nerve to say “you guys brought this upon yourselves”  We have space heaters but we’re constantly resetting the power box and we’re not even close to being warm. I shiver in my bathroom, afraid to shower because of how cold it is. Having to wear hoodies and sweat pants and have my son in bed with us in worry of him not being warm enough.

As I put the finishing touches on this blog post it is 5 degrees in Pottstown / feels like -18 degrees and I am concerned for this young family with a new baby, anybody with a heart should be.  Anybody who can DO SOMETHING to protect these people – should be doing it. 

Ken Kaufman? He is a heartless, money grubbing bastard imho (Slumlord to Tenant:  oh you wanted heat in that apt?  That’ll cost you an exta $50, no charge for the mold).  At this moment, I’m not sure I can honestly say that the Pottstown administators and some employees have proven themselves to be much different than Kaufman.  THIS HAS TO STOP NOW!!!!!!   How do you look at yourselves in the mirror? 

If the borough continues delaying the end of the greedy tyranny of Kenneth Kaufman, (and others like him), they condone his abuse of his renters, his properties, the good neighbors and taxpayers of Pottstown then there is plenty of blame and shame to go around.

# 1 issue on the table NOW and council people THAT MEANS YOU too.  IF that newborn baby <or any of the children in the comment below> are harmed due to the untenable conditions of that rental property  – –  the responsiblity lies on all of your shoulders.

In response to the plight of this young family, I received the following information from “Nucki”  William Heuer has been on my radar for some time now, question is:  Why isn’t he on the borough’s radar and why are people ignored by officials?  There are painful consequences for children who live in these enviromental waste sites thru no choice of their own and the onus is on local government to take right action now.

My landlord is William Heuer, I feel for these ppl because I too am in similar situation, I have three children about to be out in the.cold as well. I have gone to L&I and council numerous times since June 2014 begging for help,and they have done nothing! The place I live didn’t pass inspection but they allowed him to rent it anyway,and even though the place has many violations the borough does nothing to enforce the citations on the landlord. They have lied and continue to cover for this landlord and his shenanigans . I had to recently call health department because of mold my youngest sons disabilities are intensely aggravated by presence of mold, I explained this to borough and that also fell on deaf ears. The point is simply that this borough could care less about the tenants and their rights…mine have been violated and I plan to seek justice.

PA’s Public Nuisance Law, Drug Nuisance Law & Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act

   Laws are made of many ingredients and for many reasons and once they are bonified “laws” do officials, who are tasked with enforcement, have the choice to enforce some and neglect to enforce others, kinda like a big, Las Vegas style buffet where you can line up and choose seafood over corned beef, or carrots instead of broccoli?  Can officials pick and choose what laws they would like to put on their plates and leave what they don’t like?

We wonder why the following laws have not been implemented and used to full capacity for the betterment of conditions in Pottstown?  There are many unanswered questions…

You will have the opportunity to ask questions of Assistant District Attorney, Jason Whalley, thanks to the welcome efforts of  life-long resident and local Attorney, Dave Garner, who has organized a community meeting to forge a relationship with the Montgomery County D.A.’s office and to learn how we can work together and what we can do to implement the…

Pennsyvania  Public Nuisance Law, Drug Nuisance Law and The Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act.

FEBRUARY 16TH @ 7PM BORUGH HALL 100 E HIGH ST. 3RD FLOOR

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Below, are a few excerpts of interest.  Please take time to read the details in the link at the end of this post and formulate questions to ask the Assistant D.A. at the meeting.

Why are good, taxpaying citizens in Pottstown forced, year after year, to exercise futility, in reporting drug houses, drug dealers, hookers, johns, junkies and all other associated illegal activities in and around rental properties on their blocks?  

After making complaints, keeping records, calling police, homeowners report having been told:

“The police can’t do anything unless they see the drug”

“The drug dealers might be selling from that house, or in front of it, but they are not on the lease so there’s nothing that can be done”  or…

“We know they are dealing drugs but we can’t do anything about it without  X  Y  Z (fill in the blanks)”

Why have local officials not sought swift retribution to drug dealers and negligent income property owners, on behalf of  beleaguered resident taxpayers?  Does is make sense to tackle the issues, at the source, before they become full blown shoot outs, injury and death?  

Is there not also a definable benefit to leaders of this town by heading off the problems from the get go?

It seems to me that officials do not seek solutions outside of the familiar and that they are not offered unsolicited guidance or innovative legal solutions from the Borough’s legal council, when it’s evident that officials may not even know the right questions to ask.

Looking outside the box is key.  Vetting exisiting laws and using them is key. Education is key.  Spending the necessary time to look around at how other communites tackle the same issues – is key.

We have all expressed fears, at one time or the other, of the potential outcome of  unabated  drug houses operating near our own homes.  We’re concerned, (with good reason),  downright scared really – about the escalation of drug gangs and weapons that could be harbored in run down rental houses.  We know all too intimately about theft and property damage to our own homes, businesses and vehicles by people seeking the products of the dealers in our town.   

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We talk, among ourselves, and ask why the negligent owners of these rental properties are never brought to task over the obvious and deleterious neglect and harm they contribute to the community?

Several months ago, an astute Pottstown homeowner brought to the attention of other homeowners a Pennsylvania Law actually, two laws and an “act”  that were crafted to protect the rights of people who can evidence nuisance properties and nuisance drug houses on their blocks.   They are:

Public Nuisances, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6504, et seq.

Drug Nuisance Law, 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 838,1 et seq.

Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act, 35 P.S. § 780-151, et seq.


The Drug Nuisance Law is an eye-opener:

“Wherever there is reason to believe that a drug-related nuisance exists, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, if requested by a district attorney, THE SOLICITOR for the county or municipality, a resident within 1,000 feet of the property, including a tenant of the property, the owner of property or any community-based organization may file an action in the court of common pleas to abate, enjoin and prevent the drug-related nuisance. Such actions shall be commenced by the filing of a complaint alleging the facts constituting the drug-related nuisance.

No bond shall be required to issue a preliminary injunction or special injunction sought by the DISTRICT ATTORNEY or the SOLICITOR FOR THE COUNTY OR MUNICIPALITY.  A bond in an amount fixed and with security approved by the court may be required to issue a preliminary injunction or special injunction when the plaintiff is not the district attorney, the Attorney General or a solicitor for the county or municipality. Where such relief is issued after an evidentiary hearing at which witnesses are subject to cross examination, the court shall not require a bond in excess of $500″.

***In other words, as I understand it, residents within 1000 ft of a drug house, have the right to bring a civil action but they would, most likely, have to purchase a bond while the officials listed above require no bond to bring action on behalf of the residents.  In light of the financial hardships the purchase of a bond would present to most good people here, bringing suit without the aid of the officials listed above is not a viable option for most.    

We face these challenges alone, in frustration and fear, because we have had no guidance and no clear answers from our local officials while income property owners freely rent to drug dealers and criminals (of course not all of them do) but an alarming number have no compunction about it. 

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Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers Act (Refs & Annos) § 780-152. Legislative findings -

The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:

(1) “All citizens, regardless of their income or economic status, have the right to be safe and secure in their residences. All citizens further have the right to live and raise their children in apartment complexes, neighborhoods and communities which are free from the destructive influence of drug dealers and drug-related crime and violence.”

We hope you will see the value of attending the meeting on Monday, Feb. 16th and take some time to familiarize yourselves with this information~!  

Here’s the link:

http://reg.abcsignup.com/files/%7B28C5CDFA-B871-4CC5-9AFB-91D00628F4A4%7D_39/34387/Blight_statutes.pdf