Youngstown ordinance aims to improve ‘quality of life’

Youngstown Law Director Martin Hume

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A new Youngstown city ordinance will make homeowners more responsible for keeping their properties up to code.

On Wednesday night, the “Quality of Life” ordinance was presented in front of City Council for a third time. This will make sure people living in Youngstown will do things like keep trash off their property, keep their sidewalks clear and not leave junk vehicles on their property.

“The Quality of Life ordinance is designed to be a speedier process when someone receives a citation. Like a parking ticket and they would have to pay through a municipal court and it puts them on a clear notice they need to take care of the property,” Youngstown Law Director Martin Hume said.

Citations will range from $25 to $100 depending on how many times a person has been cited. Youngstown already has a similar ordinance in place and this ordinance will go into effect this summer.

The “Quality of Life” ordinance passed by a vote of 6-0.

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