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May a City Mow an Overgrown Lot without a Court Order?

April 10, 2017

The Town of Manicure has been working hard to revitalize the historic neighborhood adjacent to downtown. As part of the effort to improve conditions in this and other neighborhoods, the town has been more vigilant in enforcing its overgrown lot … Read more

When is That Guy Going to Finish His Remodeling Job??

February 27, 2013

The story goes something like this:  Jones, who is something of an eccentric guy anyway, lives in a relatively good neighborhood. But his house has never really fit into the area. His house looks like a work in progress with … Read more

Nuisance Abatement and Local Governments: What a Mess

June 16, 2011

UPDATE September 2013:  Click here for the 2013 sequel to this blog. What is a public nuisance? A public nuisance is a condition or activity involving real property that amounts to an unreasonable interference with the health, safety, morals, or … Read more