Both mayoral candidates now see the need to review it (while the city officials did not mention the fact that the occupants refused inspections.)
Both Omar and Maczka say the city needs to review its rental registration program, which requires that rental homes be registered with the city and inspected by city workers.
Some landlords and tenants say the program is too intrusive. City officials say they’ve taken two landlords to court because their homes weren’t made available for inspection, but that the vast majority of property owners have complied with the inspections.
“There certainly have been unintended consequences, like landlords going to court,” Maczka said. “The goal is not to take landlords to court. The goal is to make sure these homes are safe.”
Omar said: “We’ve gotten maybe a little bit aggressive on the inspection. Any reasonable resident would agree that we shouldn’t be forcing inspections.”