Monday, October 15, 2012

Shaming Property Violators

In Philadelphia, innovative City Councilman Bobby Henon has introduced a free app named CityHall, which allows private citizens to electronically shame property-owners who don't maintain their land:

Henon, who introduced his CityHall App last spring and quickly saw hundreds of Northeast residents download and use it, discovered that when property violations go viral, most offenders cave. If they don't, he'll summon them to public hearings and alert Licenses & Inspections - which is never good news for a noncomplying city property owner.

Steve Clowney

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