On Monday Commissioner Tick Segerblom called on landlords who fail to provide basic maintenance and upkeep of their buildings to bring their properties up to code or face the prospect of inspections, fines and citations.
“We are here today to tell property owners and landlords throughout the County that our residents deserve safe homes and clean neighborhoods, and we will make sure they have them,” said Segerblom in front of a dilapidated building on Calcaterra Circle in the Palos Verdes neighborhood, near Twain and Paradise.
On a joint inspection of the neighborhood in March, officials from various local agencies found almost 200 violations including hazards like lack of fire extinguishers, as well as graffiti and homeless people living in dumpsters.
Every year, the Clark County Response Office, which promotes preservation, safety, and beautification of neighborhoods in the county, responds to about 20,000 complaints for excessive trash, debris on a property, abandoned buildings and other issues. Last year, the county cleaned up 275 properties at a cost of $438,000.
While property owners can correct violations after being alerted, if an owner fails to bring their property into compliance, the county has the authority to impose fines or citations.
Segerblom also applauded property owners who are putting in the effort to improve their buildings and neighborhoods.
“I have been working with some property owners who want to improve their apartments for their tenants and I thank them for doing so,” Segerblom said. “I also want to thank the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for being a great partner in the community along with Help of Southern Nevada, which works tirelessly with the homeless in this area.”