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File #: 161221    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/13/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the duties of the Special Joint Committee on Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes.
Sponsors: ALD. WITKOWSKI
Attachments: 1. Communication from Atty. Maistelman, 2. Communication from AASEW.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/26/20173 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20172 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman, Rainey, Hamilton, Lewis, Stamper, Zielinski, and Kovac moved to be added as co sponsors for this item. Ald. Witkowski moved to offer Proposed Sub (3) There were no objections. 14-0
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/9/20171 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Witkowski - Sponsor
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/9/20172 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/20170 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/20170 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
161221
Version
SUBSTITUTE 3
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. WITKOWSKI, MURPHY, JOHNSON, RAINEY, HAMILTON, STAMPER, LEWIS, KOVAC AND ZIELINSKI
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the duties of the Special Joint Committee on Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes.
Analysis
This resolution assigns to the Special Joint Committee on Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes the task of evaluating and making recommendations for effectively addressing code-compliance deficiencies that can arise with properties owned by limited liability companies, and for improving the City’s policies and practices for collecting code-compliance fines and property taxes owed on properties owned by limited liability companies.
Body
Whereas, It can be nearly impossible to identify the person or persons who own and benefit from a limited liability company (LLC) which owns a property in the city, and who are ultimately responsible for upkeep of the LLC-owned property and payment of property taxes owed: and

Whereas, A significant number of LLC-owned properties chronically fail to comply with code violation orders issued by the City, leaving properties in near-uninhabitable disrepair to blight Milwaukee neighborhoods; and

Whereas, LLCs that chronically fail to comply with orders to correct code violations incur substantial unpaid code violation and re-inspection fines, and often fail to pay property taxes owed; and

Whereas, Without being able to identify the person or persons who own and benefit from an LLC-owned property, the City has no responsible party to pursue for code violation remedy, and collections of fines and delinquent property taxes; and

Whereas, By the time the City forecloses on an LLC-owned property for delinquent property taxes, the property has often been so neglected and is in such disrepair it is essentially valueless; and

Whereas, The LLC often has no other assets other than the dilapidated property foreclosed upon, or similar l...

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