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Scott begins effort on abandoned properties in District 1 with “Cleaning up for Christmas”

Thursday December 1, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

Councilwoman Attica Scott is moving forward with plans to cleanup abandoned properties in District 1 with an effort to take care of some of the worst properties in the west and southwest areas of the district. It’s called “Cleaning up for Christmas.”

“When I came to the Council in October, I said abandoned properties are a major concern. This effort follows through on a promise to focus attention on cleaning up these abandoned properties,” says Scott.

The Councilwoman is using $5,000 from her Neighborhood Development Funds for the cleanup effort will cover two and a half days beginning on Friday December 2nd, December 9th and December 16th.

The money will fund a Metro Public Works crew to begin cleaning up properties on the District 1 referral list. The list tracks properties where the most abandoned properties are located with regard to complaints about high grass and weeds.

“This is a starting point to build neighborhood pride for Christmas,” says Scott. “While we may have owners who are not taking care of their property, residents should not be subject to deplorable living conditions.”

For more information about the effort, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.

Attica Scott (D) 1