L & I
CBS 3’s Walt Hunter sat down with Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams to learn more about promised reforms and the agencies actions prior to the collapse.
With little fanfare, City Council this past week gave final passage to a package of laws aimed at making demolitions in Philadelphia safer. The legislation was the result of last summer’s Market Street collapse that killed six.
There are thousands of vacant properties across the city. One city lawmaker wants to compile them into one list and increases inspections on each, despite one city agency saying that’s already being done.
Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson says L&I’s efforts to clean up unsightly vacant lots are stymied because absentee owners lock them.
Philadelphia’s Department of License and Inspections is hitting the streets and asking community groups to take over blighted properties.