Monday, July 7, 2008
Grand Jury Report on Drug Houses in Berkeley
See page 45 regarding the Alameda County Grand Jury Report on Drug Houses in Berkeley. This has implications for blight issues in South Berkeley. Not only does this specifically address more aggressively pursuing drug houses, but the same rationale and logic can be applied to owner occupied, single family dwellings and issues of blight. It is time that the City of Berkeley get serious about blight by amending and reforming the blight ordinance to provide City staff with the tools it needs to assist neighbors and residents fed up with problem houses.