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Codes, police officials press for proposed rental ordinance

August 31, 2013

The city’s top codes enforcement officer sees value in a proposed city rental registration ordinance requiring landlords to register their properties and list their occupants, meant to add the polic......

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streetmachine

Sep-01-13 2:40 PM

a say just leave it alone there is to much contraversy over the issue

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MimLogue

Sep-01-13 10:44 AM

Our job is to bring up property values in the TRADESMAN BLOCKS of williamsport, why is there such a difference in property values once u cross high street? 2 blocks $20,000 dollars we need to work to change this, REGISTERING GOOD PEOPLE IS NOT THE ANSWER SORRY JOE G

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MimLogue

Sep-01-13 10:41 AM

I have rentals in south williamsport and williamsport If I tell my tenants they have to register with the city to live there wont this be determent to some good people??

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MimLogue

Sep-01-13 10:35 AM

As i ride thru my blue class neighborhoods, I beep at lots of people between High street , 4th , Hepburn and Newberry , I know a lot of people who live there, TRADESMAN blocks, we have 50 plus police man, I suggest these police get out of their cars and get to know their blocks Assign a block or 2 to each cop , why not?? Knowing who is good and trouble would stop profiling. and eliminate fear. i am in williamsport everyday for 20 years in these working class neighborhoods and my perception is a lot different because i know my neighbors, looks can be deceiving.

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JohnMBower

Sep-01-13 8:58 AM

Can someone clarify something for me: Is Gerardi talking about the city granting police powers to the codes department?

(Do they have police powers already?)

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Zippie

Aug-31-13 7:24 AM

What if rent was put so high that only the wealthy or well to do were able to live with in the city limits? So high that "welfare" and other "freebies" are unable to help people of low income rent a place other then city run housing. Housing that would be monitored 24/7/365.

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andy33

Aug-31-13 7:00 AM

So typical of the SG...try getting it right for a change...try real reporting and stop playing in the political arena!

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Capricorn1

Aug-31-13 4:50 AM

Why would the SG print this article the day after they printed the story that tenant registration would not be part of the ordinance? Are they trying to make Mr. Gerardi look stupid? I'm sure this interview was done before the decision was made to eliminate the tenant registration requirement. Come on SG, get your act together.

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