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Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Crime-free/drug-free housing ordinance under investigation

Talia Lissauer

January 29, 2019

While talking about the crime-free/drug-free rental housing ordinance, Mayor of St. Louis Park Jake Spano, said “Evicted before Convicted” is not a true representation of the ordinance. “We understand that being evicted from your apartment is a big deal,” Spano said. “Eviction before convic...

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

Staff Editorial: Evicted before convicted program must be stopped

January 23, 2019

Since 2008, the crime-free housing ordinance has been in effect in St. Louis Park. According to the city, it was put in place to address concerns about disorderly and criminal activity in housing units. The ordinance allows St. Louis Park police to tell landlords to evict tenants for reported instances ...

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