In my opinion the new cleanup campaign by the Imlay City Commissioners is an extremely untimely wakeup call to an effort that should have been ongoing.
Imlay City has had regulations concerning blight for many years. In fact, there have been no new regulations, only lack of enforcement and selective enforcement.
I can cite examples of blatant overrides of our parking policy; the zoning ordinances and the city sign ordinance. In most cases, the city made no attempt to challenge these actions.
It would have been beneficial had Imlay City Commissioners supported enforcement of regulations prior to the "crack down." Current economic hardships have facilitated foreclosures and caused problems with upkeep of property. In the future why not have consistent enforcement that is fair and balanced for the entire city?
Editor's note: The discrepancies cited in Mrs. Davis's letter are not covered in the scope of the city's blight ordinance being enforced by the police. The issues are within the realm of the city's zoning and/or sign ordinances.