This will only last up and until it hitís the Elite in Hopewell. Hopewell does need cleaned up. The problem is that there is more rental property in Hopewell then there is Home Owner property. If you want to clean up Hopewell figure out a way to get people to buy homes instead of rent. I know it is easier said than done.
Pride in ownership will always trump renting. I am not saying all renters are bad. If you own something you take care of it. If you rent it the attitude is it's not mine so who cares.
Also people need to take pride in what they do have. Not everyone can afford to buy a home but take pride in what you do have.
Certain City Council members should lead by example and bring their properties up to Code. Like the building downtown near the Beacon.