Posts tagged with "code enforcement"

No vacancies – DeKalb launches property registry

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 5, 2014

DeKalb County announced the creation of a Vacant Property Registry to combat what interim CEO Lee May calls “a breeding ground for criminal activity.” According to the public announcement from the county, property owners are required to register a vacant property within 90 days of vacancy. A press release from the county says owners must […]

Defendant gardener – Green thumb meets red tape

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 9, 2014

Ray┬áMcGrath┬ánormally volunteers at the Georgia Perimeter College Botanical Gardens on Wednesdays, but on April 9 he had court. McGrath waited quietly on a bench outside of the courtroom in downtown Atlanta, his hands folded in his lap, clutching an envelope containing details of his case. He faced charges of having a “premises covered with high […]

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