Friday, July 16, 2010

Commissioner Cara Jennings' Neighborhood

Her house at 822 N. C. Street:
From the Property Appraiser's Office:
City-owned property less than one block away at 902 N. C. Street
From Property Appraiser's office:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh - I get it now. Cara's house is not owned by the city the other gang marked up house is. Sorry!

Anonymous said...

The conditions of this house are about the same as for the city in many ways, financial, crimewise, gangs, blight, overall physical conditions, just drive down e, d, or f streets, the south side is pretty bad. The city does not take care of anything, Wes will you show the City Manager this and bring it to her attention? The mayor and all the comm. all prided themselves on addressing these conditions, yet none seem to do anything, cara has been in office almost 5 years and this house is just literally a few houses north of her house, it stinks, she stinks, the city stinks, don't vote for incumbents, don't settle for mediocrity, and demand better from thsi city, they hate sqweeky wheels, but tough, they do not do anything, we need to hold them accountable and vote them out too. Our city and its leaders are slum lords themselves. That is disgusting. Thanks wes for exposing the truth and all of this mediocrity. May we someday have a better dias and better cleaner city.

Wes Blackman said...

I just sent an e-mail to all the gang at 7 N. Dixie Hwy. We'll see. I asked about the status of the city-owned property at 902 North C. Street so that I could share it with my blog readers.

Greg Rice said...

The property at 820 N "C" St. is listed on the MLS as a short sale for $100,000. PAPA has it's assessed value as $64,000. Let's hope the new buyers know who their neighbor will be.

Wes Blackman said...

Greg, that is interesting. I wonder if they know about the illegal boarding house operation run out of 822? Oops! I guess we prefer to called in an "undocumented" boarding house.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wes for bringing all of this to the city's attention, I noticed yesterday that they had that property now red tagged. It is ironic that our city has to red tag and shut down their own property. Think about it.

Wes Blackman said...

Well, you're welcome. That's interesting about the, red tag - it means something is happening, some sort of recognition - after how long? It is ironic that the city would "red tag" its own property, but it may actually allow the sheriff to move in and force someone to scram if it is occupied in some manner. One wonders if the same thing would happen if so-and-so weren't out of the country.

The City can act to board and secure the property like it did at 431 North L Street - another city-owned property that was a neighborhood open sore. That property has a historic pedigree that this one doesn't. That one took a while to make happen - excuses like the city didn't have the money to board and secure its own property etc. The only one who took any action and made it happen was then Commissioner Vespo.

We'll see who steps up to the plate on this one.