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Nuisance ordinance changes would allow police chief more enforcement options


September 20, 2017

The Sweet Home City Council last week held the first reading of an update to the city’s chronic nuisance property ordinance that will allow the police chief latitude in voluntary compliance agreements.

The ordinance allows the city to address properties where crimes are repeatedly committed. Under the ordinance, they are viewed as chronic nuisance properties, and property owners can enter into voluntary compliance agreements to reduce the amount of crime associated with a property.

After repeated criminal offenses, the Municipal Court can prohibit the use of chronic nuisance properties...

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