“We need to tear down houses to get rid of the blight,” McKeithan said. “It’s trying to make the community look better.”
She noted there are too many vacant, rat-infested homes where possums and drug dealers are laying their heads.
The problem isn’t uniquely Farrell’s, Ceci said.
“It’s an issue that’s a cancer that’s spreading throughout the nation,” Ceci said.
Addressing the issue has been one of Ceci’s top priorities and talking about the problem is nothing new.
But this is the first time council members have publicly supported spending money from the city’s coffers that’s not from a state or federal grant on the problem.
“This is a good thing to discuss and debate,” Ceci said.
“Let’s see what Mike (Ceci) can find out,” councilman Robert Burich said.