Jacksonville has well-documented blight issues: so well documented, in fact, there was a city council special committee to deal with that issue alone.
Though legislation was passed earlier in 2016 regarding the city’s inventory of 436 tax-reverted parcels, the reality is that the number of properties with active liens on them dwarf that.
Liens can be imposed for nuisance abatement, such as board-up issues; they can also be rolling fines related to code enforcement.
Tens of thousands of properties have active liens on them. And city officials discussed how to resolve those issues in a meeting Wednesday.