A couple of weeks ago I wrote this blog about the condition of foreclosed homes in our area.
Some of you may remember the picture of the pool I took:
I did not approach the city council, but it seems it was on their minds as well.
Negligent owners in Indio could be fined
Xochitl Peña • The Desert Sun • March 21, 2008
A new law goes into effect April 4 targeting abandoned homes with overgrown landscaping, stagnant pools and other eyesores that scream "empty" to squatters.
The law requires that abandoned properties be registered with the city and maintained. If not, the owner - usually the bank in foreclosed situations - could face fines or criminal prosecution.
Has your area been forced to take any steps to maintaining public safety and appearance?