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Old 08-23-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Looks like the city is trying to be more proactive in addressing code violation issues...hope it works...


Facebook page targets Atlanta’s property code violators | The Biz Beat
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:35 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Its a shame people in atlanta have to go through the trouble of doing that.

Here in Gwinnett, you just go to the code enforcement's website, fill out a form and a week later, the violation is gone. One of the many great things about this county.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't think it will. Their "proactivity" is basically just putting stickers on abandoned houses. There is a house near Washington High School, that is practically falling onto a side street. I stopped driving down that street because part of the house fell into the street. I went by there recently and there were about 2 or 3 orange "violation" stickers there but other than that, nothing has been done.

It is amazing to me what absentee property owners can get away with here. Also for the poster above, good for you about Gwinnett. That said, I have seen code violations in Gwinnet as well. It more than likely depends on where you life, just like here in the city.

My husband cuts the grass of the abandoned house next door to us just so our block won't look horrible from house high grass (there is grass that is taller than some houses in my neighborhood). Our neighborhood association also has a committe that goes out and cuts grass and tries to get the city to pick up dumped trash that trucks bring over here. Unfortunately with the landscaping, there are only so many of us and the committee cannot tackle the hundreds of houses that need care. Usually they do a block at a time, over the course of a month though the grass will grow right back at the previous houses and if they go back to do those again then other houses will get neglected.

Where I'm from the city will come and cut the grass at a house and charge the owner $500-$1000. The second time is $1000. If there is a third time, they will take the house and sell it. Or they will demolish it and charge the owner. I have seen homes demolished within a month. It doesn't make sense to me why Atlanta doesn't address this issue as I do feel it is one of the more pressing needs of the city.
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