What's Hot Wednesday: Nuisance Calls
Every day on Live at 3:00, we have a segment called “What’s Hot,” where we talk about stuff that really is hot, and we have you talking.
Wednesday on Live at 3:00, Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner and Jon Anne Willow from VITAL Source Magazine appeared to talk about whether Racine police should fine owners whose properties require police response to more than three nuisance calls in 30 days.
RACINE - The city of Racine is considering leveling a nuisance fine for property owners who make frequent calls for police services.
The proposal has passed the Public Safety and Licensing Committee Monday night and is on its way to the City Council. It would fine homeowners if police respond to more than three nuisance calls in 30 days. A dollar amount for the fine wasn't adopted.
The proposed ordinance defines a nuisance activity as any offense under state law that a fine or imprisonment could be given. It would allow the police chief to bill the property owner.
Racine landlord Gary Kennedy argued residents themselves should be fined if they're a nuisance, not the property owner. Kennedy says he's not his renters' baby sitter.
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