HOW PUBLIC AGENCIES CAN REDUCE BLIGHT AND GENERATE REVENUE WITH CIVIL LITIGATION
Written by Ryan Griffith
Almost every city and county has abandoned, vacant, fire-damaged, or otherwise dilapidated properties. Often dilapidated properties blight neighborhoods for years, endanger communities, drive down property values, and harm neighborhood morale. Neighborhoods hope and expect a public agency like a city or county will fix the situation. Unfortunately, most citizens are unfamiliar with government departments and assume someone will solve the problem.
Perhaps citizens should expect more from their government. Hopefully, one day the government will run without any flaws or defects. However, since almost nothing is full proof expecting all government deficiencies to go away is unlikely. Therefore, in 2022, while public agencies do a great deal, their operations are not perfect.
COMMON RESPONSE TO NUISANCE: COLLECTIVE INACTION