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Toledo's mayor criticizes newspaper report on high number of blighted properties in city
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:23 AM EDT
Toledo's mayor is criticizing a newspaper report on the high number of blighted properties in the city and defends his plan to fix the problem.
The report highlighted the large number of deteriorating houses and unkempt properties.
Collins says the city doesn't need an additional government agency specifically to fight blight. He says there is a plan in place to turn around decades of neglect in some neighborhoods.
He complains that some cases have lingered for years in the municipal court with the city unable to force demolition.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/