Skip to comments.Bill de Blasio: 'We Will Seize Their Buildings...' (trunc)
Posted on 01/12/2019 4:47:31 PM PST by Twotone
Fresh off proposing yesterday that private employers be required to provide their workers with 10 days of paid vacation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set his sights on a new target: property owners.
During his State of the City Address, delivered Thursday, de Blasio warned that the city will take action against landlord abuse, even if that means seizing private property.
"When a landlord tries to push out a tenant by making their home unlivable, a team of inspectors and law enforcement agents will be on the ground in time to stop it," the mayor said. If fines and penalties don't do the trick, then "we will seize their buildings, and we will put them in the hands of a community nonprofit that will treat tenants with the respect they deserve," he added.
But surely city officials won't have the time to find and punish each one of the city's bad landlords, right? Wrong. That's because de Blasio is creating a new agency devoted solely to landlord abuse: the Mayor's Office to Protect Tenants.
"The city's worst landlords will have a new sheriff to fear," de Blasio said, calling the new agency (which he created on the spot by signing an executive order) a "new arm of city government that will root out the worst landlord abuse."
As the New York Daily News notes, the city already has an Office of Tenant Advocate. However, it has not yet been funded, according to the Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council.
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His subjects deserve their nightmare.
The Great and Powerful Julius Seizer.
Sandinista De Blasio committed a crime under USC18; sec. 242. He should be thrown in jail. He can also be sued under 8: 242 (I think(.
If I were proposing such actions, I would go the extra mile and have ‘Activists Tenants’ to speed up the process.
They voted for him and and Hilliarily!
Plank #1 of the Communist Manifesto: Abolition of private property in land and application of all rents of land to public purpose.
I am so glad I saw NY in the rear view mirror 30 years ago.
“...even if that means seizing private property.”
I lived there briefly for a job. Left in 96. Still grateful every day.
A city built up by capitalism to be pulled down by communism.
That's my new verb. We need to go there... soon. Sick of these people ruining everything that's good.
If we don't start doing something about these people, we will lose all that's good in America.
If I were Wall Street I would be getting really worried about now.
NYShitty continues to turn into a leftist, socialist, commie, anarchist sewer. Glad I left Midtown in 1989, after 11yrs, and NJ for 12yrs, and moved to PA.
When you see NYC in the rear view mirror, you know youre headed in the right direction.
Bill de Commio
Combine rent control with the inability to evict delinquent or disruptive tenants and soon it becomes impossible to maintain properties especially in marginal areas. NYC has benefitted immensely from suburban millennials who have moved to the city, shared apartments and paid huge rents that have allowed landlords to maintain really old buildings. That is ending. Comrade Bill may soon find he will have many decrepit buildings that landlords cannot profitably maintain and soon they will come to resemble the current dysfunctional public housing that the government now owns. Socialism in action. It will fail. De Blasio will of course blame banks, capitalists, Republicans the Catholic church and whoever else he imagines.
Just don’t go 227 miles southwest of you end up in Washington DC. Out of the pan and into the fire.
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