|April 13, 2023 03:06 PM
|Representative P. Michael Sturla
|All House members
|Blighted Property Database
|The introduction of blighted properties onto a block, or a neighborhood, or a municipality can lead to a downward spiral of increased disinvestment. Conversely, the mitigation of these blighted properties can lead to economic development opportunities and other benefits such as:
My legislation creates a statewide blight data collection system using property code violations. Managed by DCED, the Property Maintenance Code Violations Registry will be populated with property maintenance code violation reports filed by municipalities. Adding this new tool will allow municipalities, along with appropriate state agencies, to begin remediation of the blight and avoid having owners of blighted properties to continue the same practice in municipalities throughout the state.
I hope you will join me as a co-sponsor of this important piece of legislation.
Introduced as HB1062