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Code Enforcement highlights March District 12 Dialogue on March 15th

Friday March 11, 2011

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

The agency responsible for enforcing building codes and proper licenses in Metro Louisville will be featured during March’s District 12 Dialogue. Jim Mims , Director of Code Enforcement will be the guest of Councilman Rick Blackwell.

“The Metro Council in the last year has made a forced effort on property owners who do not take care of the properties they own or rent,” says Blackwell. “Mr. Mims will be able to update us on that effort as well.”

The Councilman is one of many who helped place an ad last September in the Courier Journal that highlighted properties owners and the fines they owe Metro Government for code violations. He is also in support of legislation in Frankfort which would help the city get back more of its money involved in foreclosed properties.

“This situation has gotten out of hand financially for some cities and it is time to get it under control,” says Blackwell. “Mr. Mims is one of the key people in helping us make these needed changes.”

Joining Mims will be representatives of other Metro Government agencies including MSD, Licensing and Permits, Neighborhoods and Public Works and Louisville Metro Police. A representative of Congressman John Yarmuth’s office will also be on hand.

Greenwood Elementary is located at 5801 Greenwood Road.

For more information about the March District 12 Dialogue, contact Councilman Blackwell’s office at 574-1112.

Sponsor:
Rick Blackwell (D)12