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Addressing Blight and Vacancy on Main Street Summit 2024: Blighted and Vacant Properties

Presentation Summary

Rista Malanca, Director of Community and Economic Development at NHCOG, discusses updates to two important pieces of recent legislature concerning blight and littering:

Regarding PA 19-92, her presentation defines a party of interest and explains how one can file a claim to receive ownership of an abandoned/blighted property. Later, she provides an analysis of PA 23-33 that includes updated language on the maximum daily penalties municipalities can assess for blight under their general powers and the increased state littering fine.



About Our Presenter

Rista Malanca

Director of Community and Economic Development at Northwest Hills Council of Governments (NHCOG)

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