Comment 37955

By MattJelly (registered) - website | Posted February 10, 2010 at 20:22:25

Frank, your concerns are valid and I've taken them into account. As commenters have pointed out, we have a system in place, and I'm personally forwarding the complaints to the city. I will not report any residential properties unless the problems are extensive and severe, and immediately pose a public safety issue.

On the next crawl, I will be a bit more clear about the mission of these crawls- if crawlers spot infractions on residential properties, the addresses of these properties will be kept private, and I will correspond with by-law staff if a house presents a real problem. I know some people can't afford to fix these houses, and it's why I'm in negotiations with city staff about mobilizing our volunteers to help in this capacity, with the owner's consent and all the proper permits in place. The city is receptive to this idea, I'll let you know what comes of that.

We are not a vigilante group- I am in daily contact with the appropriate authorities, and I will assure you, this movement will not get out of hand. We are doing this responsibly.

I encourage anyone who is concerned to attend the crawl, and see what we're doing- you can watch the watchmen, so to speak. I will do everything in my power to keep this movement positive.

I appreciate your concerns- I will factor in any constructive criticisms I receive, in hopes that we can constantly improve the By-Law Crawl and get results on our concerns.

Comment edited by MattJelly on 2010-02-10 19:23:49

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