Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Changes City Policy on Nuisance Properties

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order with new measures to strengthen the City of Atlanta’s efforts to address nuisance properties. The Administrative Order establishes a cross-departmental working group to streamline the City’s response to nuisance properties or activities that are a threat to the public health, welfare and safety, and that may contribute to the commission of violent crimes.

“Addressing crime in Atlanta is a top priority for our Administration and requires a holistic approach—one that removes opportunity for crime before it occurs,” said Mayor Bottoms. “This Order will streamline our ability to address nuisance properties by ensuring the appropriate stakeholders are engaged and are empowered to act on this issue.”

The Administrative Order is the latest action taken by Mayor Bottoms to address the rise in violent crime in Atlanta, similarly to other large cities across the country. Most recently, Mayor Bottoms joined the Atlanta Police Foundation to break ground at a state-of-the-art learning and community center that offers specialized services for youth and opportunities for youth to have positive interactions with police officers. Mayor Bottoms also recently ordered a full assessment of the operation, location and coverage of all cameras integrated into the City’s Video Integration Center (VIC).

The Order also builds upon the Administration’s Phase 2 of Fix-It Atlanta with Operation Clean Sweep to improve the quality of life for Atlanta residents, businesses, and visitors through heightened clean-up and beautification efforts across the city.

You can view Mayor Bottoms’ Administrative Order online here.