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Vallejo works to address vacant home concerns

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Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#1 Mar 13, 2013
Vallejo works to address vacant home concerns
http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_2277...

The care of vacant and foreclosed homes was at the top of the Vallejo City Council's and community's agenda at Tuesday night's city meeting.

In the second and final reading of the new 'Vacant Buildings' ordinance several residents strongly backed the new law, which the council unanimously approved.

Vallejo Beautification Advisory and Code Enforcement Appeals Board Chairman Herman Blackwell said the panel endorsed the ordinance. It will allow the city to better track the responsible owners of Vallejo's vacant homes.

Blackwell described a "tremendous outcry" from Vallejoans over the "command control center for criminals" that empty untended homes provide. Resident Katy Miessner said prior to this ordinance and the newly created Neighborhood Law Project, the community could only turn to small claims court action for relief. Vallejo Lamplighter member Ann Smith also backed the ordinance, because "accountability is what will make this community viable again.

Later, the council approved sending a letter of support along with the Solano County Association of Realtors' application for a $120,000 community grant. If awarded, the grant will help acquire and rehabilitate foreclosed homes for first-time homebuyers.

Also, Mayor Osby Davis presided over the awarding of several community grants, using proceeds from last year's Mayor's Cup fundraiser. The Greater Vallejo Recreation District received $10,000; Solano County Foundation's preschool reading activities and the Florence Douglas Senior Center received $5,000 each; and Vallejo Outreach and Loma Vista Farm received $1,500 each.

Additionally:

* Fiona Strykers was named assistant public works director for maintenance
* Councilman Robert McConnell announced the pending filming of a Volkswagon commercial in Vallejo this coming weekend
* The council appointed Julianne Lyons to the Economic Vitality Commission; Monica Tipton to the Housing and Redevelopment Commission, and Lou Bordisso to the Solano County Transit board.
tony rat fink traitor

Vallejo, CA

#2 Mar 13, 2013
once again, they are looking at the effect. why are all these homes going vacant? here's why. people are sick of this town and are just bailing. you vib crybabies told the police to leave if they don't like it and they are, you told citizens if they don't like it to leave and they are. people that can put themselves in a safer community are doing so, people that are dependent on government are backfilling the exodus of the remnants of the middle class in this town. our future will be the haves and have-nots, no middle class.
burkey drilled their asses again last night, city manager keen fails to keep us informed on police staffing, that's just a fact. davis telling us they are "doing something" is akin to keen telling us recruiting is "going well". it isn't, we only had 162 applicants last "real" call for police officers, despite constant assurances that thousands would apply in this economy, hungry for work and all that. davis, you are a master failure, had the city manager kept us informed, you would not have needed to break your own rule and chime in your two cents in an attempt to refute worel. you did nothing but continue the hollow statements from the city regarding our safety. but it's good to know the city is "doing something", lol.
more city hall bullshitdt, business as usual.
tony rat fink traitor

Vallejo, CA

#3 Mar 13, 2013
i see there were multiple shootings again yesterday, and, <drumroll>, our economic development director is bailing, awww. well, maybe keen can appoint another one of his pals to soak up some vtown gravy.
Im Talking Now

Vallejo, CA

#4 Mar 13, 2013
tony rat fink traitor wrote:
i see there were multiple shootings again yesterday, and, <drumroll>, our economic development director is bailing, awww. well, maybe keen can appoint another one of his pals to soak up some vtown gravy.
Most of our employees are looking for work elsewhere. Congrats to Ursula, no more eating shidt from Gomers.
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#5 Mar 13, 2013
Let's see HOW LONG the burned-out house at the corner of Nebraska and ElDorado remains; over six months this wreck has been degrading the neighborhood, attracting the usual low-life. Nobody downtown cares, they don't live here.
Im Talking Now

Vallejo, CA

#6 Mar 13, 2013
Wanglow wrote:
Let's see HOW LONG the burned-out house at the corner of Nebraska and ElDorado remains; over six months this wreck has been degrading the neighborhood, attracting the usual low-life. Nobody downtown cares, they don't live here.
This is a reactionary government. When enough people complain and annoy city oouncil members, action is taken to grease the squeaky wheel.
Few more years and it will be the Gomers and the thugs, everybody else is focused on putting themselves in a safer city. Fire Chief bails, ED Director bails, cops leaving one way or another. Thanks Gomes and friends. Keep having those vision potlucks, that'll drive the criminals out of here.
to each his own

Vallejo, CA

#7 Mar 13, 2013
tony rat fink traitor wrote:
once again, they are looking at the effect. why are all these homes going vacant? here's why. people are sick of this town and are just bailing. you vib crybabies told the police to leave if they don't like it and they are, you told citizens if they don't like it to leave and they are. people that can put themselves in a safer community are doing so, people that are dependent on government are backfilling the exodus of the remnants of the middle class in this town. our future will be the haves and have-nots, no middle class.
burkey drilled their asses again last night, city manager keen fails to keep us informed on police staffing, that's just a fact. davis telling us they are "doing something" is akin to keen telling us recruiting is "going well". it isn't, we only had 162 applicants last "real" call for police officers, despite constant assurances that thousands would apply in this economy, hungry for work and all that. davis, you are a master failure, had the city manager kept us informed, you would not have needed to break your own rule and chime in your two cents in an attempt to refute worel. you did nothing but continue the hollow statements from the city regarding our safety. but it's good to know the city is "doing something", lol.
more city hall bullshitdt, business as usual.
i have a friend with a professional degree that just walked away from his vallejo home after buying another one in a nearby city. he said he doesn't give a damn about credit rating at this point in his life, and the former lender is just shit out of luck. he is happy now after foolishly buying a house in vallejo just prior to bankruptcy.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#8 Mar 13, 2013
Im Talking Now wrote:
<quoted text>This is a reactionary government. When enough people complain and annoy city oouncil members, action is taken to grease the squeaky wheel.
Few more years and it will be the Gomers and the thugs, everybody else is focused on putting themselves in a safer city. Fire Chief bails, ED Director bails, cops leaving one way or another. Thanks Gomes and friends. Keep having those vision potlucks, that'll drive the criminals out of here.
Gomes last night put Monica Tipton and Lou Bordisso on commissions they are not qualified for. Watch as these appointments screw up those commissions and the work those bodies are entrusted to do.
NowSeeHereJim

Vallejo, CA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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Gomes last night put Monica Tipton and Lou Bordisso on commissions they are not qualified for. Watch as these appointments screw up those commissions and the work those bodies are entrusted to do.
Typical, she once tried to put Ruscal Cayangyang on the Planning Commission. Ruscal headed the Youth Commission that fell apart after they painted a downtown wall. That's two Youth Commissions in a row that collapsed. Just stacking her tools, and let her have them, they can't put a dent in the path the city is chasing, more affordable housing. They are bringing them in by the van-full to cash in they vouchers in VTown. Yeah, VTown, baby!

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