The law empowers city officials to hit property owners with up to $1,000 in fines for violations, and, if left unabated, The City could correct the blight and bill the property owner for the work….Under the law, a property is considered blighted for various reasons, including dead trees, debris or if the paint on a building’s exterior is worn off. Other examples include deterioration of the building’s exterior stairs, or defaced or broken windows.
No word on whether or not a construction site on hold might qualify as well. Whether or not it will apply to the color purple. Or what one’s to do when it’s the arbiters that stand in your way of abatement.
∙ Blight will cost property owners in San Francisco [San Francisco Examiner]
∙ If Only We Didn’t Get So Nervous Every Time We Heard “Blight” [SocketSite]