Existing property laws work

Marietta’s existing property maintenance laws are highly effective and don’t need modified. In the past two years the complaints are through the roof. According to the City Health Department there have been approximately 180 total complaints per year and almost half of them have been made by your elected city council member Mr. Kalter.

In 2013 he filed 73 complaints on citizens and property owners and in 2012 he filed 95 complaints. On March 6, he filed nine complaints alone. He talks about intimidation of others that are against his ideas but this has to be one of the worst abuses of power and intimidation that I can think of. He says the existing laws don’t work, but he knows how to use them to harass us.

The existing laws do work and he knows it or he wouldn’t be filing all of these complaints against us. If something is a safety problem call the city health department. It will get fixed. He claims that the window that fell out of 217 Second St. was cleaned up by the city taxpayers paid for it. He is right that we paid for it initially, but the safety service director then invoiced the property owner for the cost. We don’t need an additional paid inspector going around harassing people when we have one that does a great job of it for free!

What does he gain from this? Is it getting us closer to harmony and world peace? Is our city more desirable to newcomers? Are we prettier and safer for it? Hardly not. His words are divisive, caustic and go against the very grain of what our great nation is founded on: liberty and freedom from tyranny.

Bryan Waller