Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween

Hopefully everyone has had their fill of ghosts, goblins, and gummi bears. I had a great day visiting some senior centers today for their annual Halloween Party's, it was a lot of fun.

On to the promise of today's issue.

Zero Tolerance

Last year we had enough. After searching for several years to find the right plan to deal with irresponsible landlords, we decided to unveil a plan of zero tolerance in Code Enforcement.

Working with neighborhoods, we now attack problems one by one. Each gets the same treatment. And while people from New York and New Jersey complain that Code Enforcement is too tough, we will not apologize. Ever.

With more than 1,000 visits in 2006 and another 1,000 targeted in 2007, we are seeking out the problems in Troy and dealing with it in a proactive approach. If we are to capitalize on the great opportunities before us, we must remove urban blight. It is our only option.

Zero Tolerance is all about preserving our neighborhoods, but cracking down on the continual problems that need to be addressed. With help from neighborhoods we can solve the problems, even it we have to do it one at a time.

Have a great night. Time is flying by.