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Misplaced burden

September 15, 2013
Williamsport Sun-Gazette

I would like to respond to the letter submitted by Timothy Scott Miller who stated that landlords should be held accountable for renting to individuals who allow drug activity to flourish in neighborhoods. Are you serious? It is not the job of landlords to fight crime, once again please let me reiterate, that is why our tax dollars pay the local police! I do agree that knowingly renting to drug dealers should never happen, however, as a landlord I am not in the business of micro-managing the lives of those I rent too. The rental ordinance is attempting to hold landlords responsible for the actions of their tenants. I am no more responsible for their actions then the rest of the citizens of our community. I cannot predict future behavior, nor can our police department.



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