[TCCA Membership] TCCA Report - Trenton's Vacant Property Registration Ordinance: First 3 years

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Trenton's Vacant Property Registration Ordinance: 

Results of the First Three Years of Implementation

A Report of the Trenton Council of Civic Associations

The Trenton Council of Civic Associations (TCCA) released this report on
June 29th identifying significant weaknesses in the City of Trenton's
implementation of the Vacant Property Registration Ordinance (VPRO). The
report examines data obtained from the City through an OPRA request, and
finds that in the three years since the ordinance was strengthened as part
of Mayor Jackson's Five-Point Vacant Property Plan, no more than 40% of the
vacant buildings subject to the ordinance were ever registered, and that
that figure has dropped to just 12% in 2017. Moreover, the City has foregone
$3.5 million dollars to date in potential revenue from registration fees,
due to weaknesses in executing the ordinance.  

Please find attached the press release and the actual report from the
Trenton Council of Civic Associations. The report was the subject of a
Trenton Times article today:

Lax oversight of vacant buildings costs city millions -
http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2017/07/report_lax_oversight_of_vacant_bu
ildings_cost_tren.html#incart_river_index

 

 

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