Draft legislation can be viewed online

Last updated: August 22. 2013 8:52AM - 2262 Views
By - rdupuis@timesleader.com - (570) 991-6113

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton
Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton
Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:

WILKES-BARRE — City Council will meet in special session at 6 p.m. Thursday for a second reading of a proposed “one-strike” ordinance that would target problem rental properties. The ordinance, which sets a “one-strike” limit for landlords or tenants who know of gun and drug crimes committed on the property, passed first reading on Aug. 12.

A second reading is required before the legislation can take effect. The second reading initially was expected to take place at council’s Sept. 12 meeting, but council’s meeting will speed up the process.

Mayor Tom Leighton proposed the plan as a means of penalizing problem properties, their owners and occupants by shutting down the places for six months to aid in the fight against the “poison” of drugs in the city’s neighborhoods.

Readers can view the proposed legislation online at http://timesleader.com/assets/TL417810.pdf

All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus

Featured Businesses


Info Minute

Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com