Detroit (FOX 2) – The City of Detroit is working to clean up the plague and beautify the city.
“Our initiative is the mayor’s passion to transform our great city from devastation to beauty,” said Katrina Crawley, assistant director of Blight Remediation for the City of Detroit’s Department of General Services.
On Thursday, many city officials went out to clean up through the Blight to Beauty initiative.
“We’ve traveled 14 strategic corridors with colleagues and found some of the worst properties. Out-of-state owners don’t want to take care of their property just by pointing fingers,” Cawley said. said Mr.
Many property owners have been issued infection tickets by the city but continue to be ignored.
“There are about five violations on this particular property and you can see our team clearing vegetation, overgrowth and fencing,” Cawley said. “If the owner does not remediate, the owner will be given the opportunity to take control of their property. General Services will be called to begin remediation.
The cost of this cleanup is then added to the withering ticket fines and fees, which are the property owner’s responsibility
As the City of Detroit continues its Blight to Beauty initiative, residents say they’re happy to see progress in their neighborhoods
Resident Cynthia Casey said, “Cleaning up is absolutely necessary. Clean areas reduce crime, but when you see unclean areas, you feel like you can come in and do what you want.” Told.