Scranton Police and Inspectors Hit the Streets in the Fight Against Blight

By: Jayne Ann Bugda , PA Homepage

Published: Oct 14, 2017

SCRANTON, LACKWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) Scranton police took the fight against blight to the street on Friday.

Officers  along with members of the city’s licensing and inspection unit walked through several neighborhoods.

The group began in the South Side and Hill Section.

Eyewitness News caught up with them   in West Scranton.

Inspectors were looking for blight issues, litter and any other code violations they could find.

“in the past there was grants for what they called ‘saturation patrols’ and those grants aren’t around so we’re taking it upon ourselves to do it ourselves to just make sure our neighborhoods are up to par” Said Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright.

Inspectors handed out tickets to anyone that had a property that was not up to code.

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