- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Council unanimously voted to amend its blighted property ordinance to better address safety and potential high-crime areas.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/2atHYnI) this is the second time the ordinance went to a public hearing Wednesday and it received mostly positive reviews from residents who spoke.

The ordinance was originally introduced by Councilman John Navy at the end of last year, but was pulled off the table to allow the parish legal and planning and zoning departments more time to fine tune the language.

One part of the revision will allow the parish to take advantage of the state constitutional amendment that reduces the redemption period on property that has been declared vacant, blighted or abandoned from three years after the date the parish takes over the property to 18 months.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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