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Mayor Tim Keller Red Tags Abandoned Properties

Red-tagging makes neighborhoods safer by addressing hot spots for crime.

June 26, 2018

 

Mayor Tim Keller along with The Planning Department’s Code Enforcement Division and Safe City Strike Force, took action to remove dilapidated commercial buildings and nuisance properties from our neighborhoods. Mayor Keller signed and posted red tag warnings which read “SUBSTANDARD BUILDING” at some of the worst offenders of non-compliance.

 

“We’re taking back our town,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “These buildings have essentially been abandoned, causing an eye sore for our neighborhoods and too often become hot spots for criminal activity. We are stepping up today to say that enough is enough.”

 

The property owner will have 60 days from the time of receiving the notice to remedy the situation; if the building is not successfully remediated, the City Attorney is authorized to file a complaint in District Court.

 

Mayor Keller recently approved additional funding for the Safe City Strike Force in order to fortify their ability to enforce the Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, Uniform Housing Code and Dilapidated Commercial Building Ordinance, all in an attempt to reclaim the safety in our city by getting owners to take responsibility of their properties and get them back into productive use.

 

The Mayor began the process with one of the most severely dilapidated properties in Albuquerque, at the corner of Juan Tabo and Central.