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Boston city officials, in an unprecedented, controversial bid to dun an absentee landlord for policing costs linked to a so-called "problem property," are demanding that a New Hampshire woman pay $23,809 for the cruiser that sat outside her Dorchester apartment complex for 45 days to shield neighbors from a plague of drug deals, overdoses, violence and burglaries.
Wendy Rist, 63, of Lisbon, N.H., is due to appear today before the Mayor's Problem Properties Task Force appeals board to fight the bill, as well as the city's designation of her two-building property on Bakersfield Street as a "problem property."
"The message really is that the city is going to hold problem-property owners' feet to the fire, and to really make them accountable and responsible for what's going on at their properties," said Chris English, Mayor Thomas M. Menino's neighborhood liaison to Dorchester, who said this is the first time the city has tried to recover police costs under the problem property ordinance.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/re...blem_property_for_weeks_city_tells_landlord_/
 

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The problem property task force is a great idea and why not attempt to recoup the costs (although i'm not sure they are on terra-firma, why not give it a shot). On the other hand, landlords hands are tied when it comes to evictions and backgrounds for new tenants. Evictions can run to the tune of $10,000 or more if you use a good attorney. It really is a double edge sword.
 
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We enacted a city ordinance where any property that generated a certain number of legitimate police service calls during a three-month period had to hire a police detail 24/7 until the number of calls dropped.

It was enforced until someone pointed out the astronomical amount of calls generated by Father Bill's Homeless Shelter, then it was "Nothing to see here, move along".
 

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We enacted a city ordinance where any property that generated a certain number of legitimate police service calls during a three-month period had to hire a police detail 24/7 until the number of calls dropped.

It was enforced until someone pointed out the astronomical amount of calls generated by Father Bill's Homeless Shelter, then it was "Nothing to see here, move along".
I've often thought about looking into the number of calls at QMC to see of they fit the ordinance. I know there used to be a detail there but now they just abuse us.
 
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