Combating Blight

Combating blight is a critical element in improving public safety.

  • Use the Comprehensive Plan as a blueprint for long-term success

  • Accelerate current efforts to acquire and level blighted properties

  • Tax Amnesty for owners of blighted properties who sign them over to the city or a qualified CDC

  • Land Bank

    • How has it performed?
    • How can it be improved?
  • Increase funding for condemning and tearing down blighted properties

    • Studies show a clear link between eliminating blight and lowering gun violence