blight http://wrkf.org en Official Decisions On Blight Are Not Always Transparent http://wrkf.org/post/official-decisions-blight-are-not-always-transparent <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Some homes in the city are fast-tracked to be demolished, while other blighted homes are left to collapse. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 23:34:39 +0000 Karen Gadbois 17667 at http://wrkf.org Official Decisions On Blight Are Not Always Transparent NOLA Adjudicated Property Redemption Window Could Become State-Wide http://wrkf.org/post/nola-adjudicated-property-redemption-window-could-become-state-wide <p>A <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=13RS&amp;b=HB256&amp;sbi=y">bill</a> to shorten the time frame from three years to 18 months for owners of adjudicated properties to pay unpaid taxes has advanced in the house.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 9014 at http://wrkf.org Infill Key To EBR Parish Development http://wrkf.org/post/infill-key-ebr-parish-development <p>Vice President of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority Mark Goodson is part of panel discussion at the Smart Growth summit downtown Tuesday that will delve into the issue of redeveloping neglected and abandoned properties.</p><p>The Redevelopment Authority says in 2009, East Baton Rouge Parish had some 6,500 adjudicated parcels of land. That’s somewhere between 2 and 3 percent of all the parcels in the parish. The Authority is currently conducting a study in tandem with the Center for Community Progress to bring that information up-to-date. The numbers, however, are projected to be similar.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Goodson says Baton Rouge should take a more robust approach to code enforcement to reduce blight like Atlanta, Portland, and even New Orleans already have.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:01:22 +0000 Ashley Westerman 2741 at http://wrkf.org Infill Key To EBR Parish Development