These properties often take the form of hoarder houses, drug houses or unsafe commercial buildings riddled with state and local law violations and a magnet for criminal activity. If left unchecked, these blighted properties become a chronic drain on the time and resources of cities and counties — and can lead to deadly consequences.
In this three-part webinar series presented by Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys, and featuring the perspectives of city and county staff and court-appointed receivers, municipalities will be presented with proven administrative, criminal and civil tools to rehabilitate these problem properties and return them to productive use.
Mark Easter, a partner with more than 25 years of experience in eminent domain, real estate and receivership litigation, will serve as moderator.
The series is designed for:
- City managers;
- Council members;
- City attorneys;
- Building officials;
- Community development directors;
- Planning directors; and
- Police/fire chiefs.
Webinar #1: Administrative Remedies, Thursday, Jan. 19, 12–1 p.m.
This segment will address various administrative remedies available to local entities to address public nuisance structures or activities. This includes the administrative citation process and permit and license revocations. The webinar will also cover the cost recovery and cost effectiveness of this approach. Attorneys Christy Marie Lopez
and Joshua Nelson
from BB&K will provide guidance and explore administrative remedies.
Webinar #2: Criminal Prosecution, Thursday, Jan. 26, 12–1 p.m.
This webinar will cover the potential criminal remedies available that can be effective in achieving compliance with various codes. This panel will focus on how criminal penalties can be used as an effective tool, while often being time efficient and cost effective. City prosecutors Christy Marie Lopez
and Charlene Wynder
from BB&K will provide guidance for the appropriate use of the criminal enforcement mechanism by local entities.
Webinar #3: Injunctions, Receiverships and Other Court-Approved Remedies, Thursday, Feb. 2, 12–1 p.m.
This segment will explore the different civil solutions available for combating nuisance commercial and residential properties with insights from a knowledgeable panel including attorneys Mark Easter
and Samuel Emerson
from BB&K, court-appointed receiver Kevin Randolph, San Bernardino County Code Enforcement Chief Andy Wingert and the former city attorney for the city of Riverside and current county counsel for the county of Riverside, Greg Priamos.
For questions about these webinars, please contact Ashley Fernandez