- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - City officials, police and neighborhood groups are pressing to add more teeth to an Evansville ordinance that’s intended to press landlords into evicting tenants for criminal or nuisance behavior.

The so-called drug house ordinance was passed in 2006 and specifies that drug traffic, gambling rings and prostitution are grounds for a tenant to be automatically evicted.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports (https://bit.ly/QnkPov ) a revised version that’s in the works would expand on those categories and provide either immediate cause for eviction, or a warning, depending on the situation.

Property owners or landlords who don’t comply with an eviction filing order would face fines of $750. The maximum possible fine is $5,000.

Evansville Councilwoman Stephanie Brinkerhoff-Riley says the proposed changes could “make a difference in day-to-day living in neighborhoods.”


Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, https://www.courierpress.com

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