From the Harford Property Owners Association:
The Harford County Council is hearing a bill to Mandate Rental Inspections for all Rental Property in Harford County on May 6, 2014 at 6:30PM at the Harford County Council Chambers at 212 S Bond Street Bel Air, MD.
Bill No. 14-16 will give the County Government the authority to inspect any rental property within Harford County. Here’s the link to the bill: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/weblink8/ElectronicFile.aspx?docid=5266846&dbid=0
The goal of this legislation is to give the County government more control over rental housing in Harford County.
Specifically, the Council plans to use the government to force property owners to maintain “standards” set by the County government.
Similar legislation was introduced in 2012– but YOU stopped that bill when you and lots of other angry voters showed up in massive numbers and caused pain for the Council.
Now, Councilman Dion Guthrie is back to try again. This time, he has “softened” the language in the bill, but according to the Aegis:
Here’s the link to that story: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/harford/belair/ph-ag-council-update-0404-20140403,0,3715681,print.story
“Guthrie said after Tuesday’s council meeting that the bill would be a step in the right direction, although it is still milder than what he ultimately hopes to achieve. He said he hopes to eventually target non-rental properties as well.”
That means my home and yours. No thank you, Billy Boniface and Dion Guthrie– we will take care of our own homes.
Please call and email each of the Harford County Councilmembers and tell them to vote against forced inspections in Harford County.
Dion Guthrie 410-638-3521 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Woods 410-638-3520 email@example.com
Billy Boniface 410-638-3525 firstname.lastname@example.org
James McMahan 410-638-3523 email@example.com
Chad Shrodes 410-638-3524 firstname.lastname@example.org
MaryAnn Lisanti 410-638-3526 email@example.com
Richard Slutzky 410-638-3522 firstname.lastname@example.org
Then call County Executive Craig and ask him to veto this bill if passed by the Council.
David Craig 410.638.3350 CountyExecutive@harfordcountymd.gov
And if you can make it, come to the hearing with us on May 6, 2014 at 6:30PM at the County Council Chambers, and FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYBODY IN HARFORD COUNTY THAT OWNS A HOME OR RENTAL PROPERTY.
The Harford Property Owners Association is growing and is seeking new board members. If you are interested in serving to protect property rights, write to Patrick McGrady at Patrick@harfordproperty.org or call at 410.272.0550.