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What can be done to stop absentee landlords?

Yesterday, Councilman Paul Canepa suggested that absentee landlords are the driving force behind deteriorating neighborhood conditions. And at first glance, he makes a good point. “When you have people who don’t care about neighborhoods, they’re renting to people and they don’t see what’s going on, it’s the main root of the problem,” said Canepa, quoted […]

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Eminent domain to the rescue? How cities may use the controversial law to help underwater homeowners

Eminent domain is always a touchy topic to bring up. Usually, the utilization of eminent domain is met by fierce protest from those who stand to have their homes razed for a new airport, railway or other project deemed a “public use.” In Stockton, eminent domain was used to clear a path for the crosstown […]

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