Derelict Structures Breed Crime & Lowers Property Values

Derelict Structures Breed Crime & Lowers Property Values

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Downtown Swainsboro Community Watch started this petition to City of Swainsboro Mayor Charles Schwabe

Remediating abandoned, inner-city buildings has been known to reduce crime and violence. Violent and nuissance crimes such as houses of prostitution, illegal liquor establishments, gaming houses and unlicensed prize fights interfere with public morals. 

The surrounding "Downtown Swainsboro" residential communities are struggling and this petition is the beginning of the end for us. Residents and homeowners alike have had enough of the shootings and murders. We have had enough of our cars and homes being broken into. We have had enough of the loitering and littering. We have had enough of being accosted while walking pets on our sidewalks. We have had enough of the sadness we feel each time we look out of a window or walk by an unkempt, burned-out or abandoned structure in our neighborhood. This community was once vibrant and thriving and, with your help, all of the greatness can be restored. 

We, as a community, are calling on city leaders to meet and agree on the more than overdue clean-up of our beautiful community. We are calling on city leaders to divise a, pro-active not reactive, plan to reduce crime and violence and beautify our neighborhood. Unfortunately, many who work in this community, don't live in this community so, the impact is not as great for them.

We, the neighboring Downtown Swainsboro residential community, are calling on Mayor Charles Schwabe to please consider the surrounding residential community and its' needs in the city's plans to develop or revitalize Downtown Swainsboro. Let's start by eliminating the derelict properties.

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