Blight

SGuidry_0274In New Orleans, the amount of blighted properties, especially after Hurricane Katrina, has been a thorn in the side of our city’s improvement. Susan has worked on and supported City Council efforts to address the city’s fight against blight, including a resolution to raise minimum property standards for a residential structure. She supported ordinances to streamline the City’s Code Enforcement hearing process and give Code Enforcement a number of abatement options to deal with nuisance properties. Susan is also focused on improving the process in which blighted properties are being torn down and is working to make sure that owners of blighted homes and buildings are aware of the status of their properties in a timely manner.