A Philadelphia City Councilman is vowing to do whatever is necessary to bring bad properties up to code.
Bobby Henon says he will haul problem property owners before Philadelphia City Council, and if necessary get subpoenas to force them to testify.
“The new high energy public relations, high energy advertising high energy talking about a different approach changing people’s behavior, shaming is a part of it,” said Henon.
Henon says his crusade against bad property owners began when he was on the campaign trail and continued it after he was elected — before the warehouse fire that killed two firefighters.
“My first piece of legislation was a resolution calling for a joint hearing with [Licenses and Inspections] and Public Safety, because the two of these together can address a lot of these issues,” said Henon.
A date for the hearing has not been set although Henon has about eight property owners he’s ready to call for testimony.