July 19, 2017 6:44 am
Updated: July 19, 2017 7:05 am

City committee rejects proposal to make fire code violations public

Council cited the length of time it can take for a conviction.

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City politicians voted down a motion Tuesday to publicly post fire code violations for some buildings — including apartments.

Members of the community and protective services committee who voted against the motion cited the amount of time it takes to get a conviction — and by that time, the problem may have been addressed and the property may have a new owner.

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A lawyer representing the London Property Management Association suggested the motion amounts to public shaming and the information could be misleading.

Members of the committee agreed, though Coun. Mo Salih — who supports the initiative — has vowed to bring the issue to council, arguing the information is a matter of public safety.

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