Local Colleges to Meet with Civic to Discuss Renters

Representatives from the City of Philadelphia as well as local universities will be on hand to discuss strategies to deal with college students living in the neighborhood.

Representatives from the city's License and Inspection Department as well as Philadelphia University and St. Joseph's University will attend next Thursday's Central Roxborough Civic Association meeting to discuss how residents can work with city agencies and universities if they're having trouble with their neighbors.

License and Inspections will answer question about the city's regulations when it comes to rental properties, and what to do if you think your neighbor is breaking the rules.

University representatives will discuss the policies they have put in place to deal with problem students living in the neighborhoods.

Central Roxborough is hosting the meeting, but the entire community is encouraged to attend.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at Leverington Presbyterian located at 6301 Ridge Ave. in Roxborough.
Franky G January 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM
PhillyLady, are you the Snow Gestapo? Don't be ridiculous. It's just snow. Buy a pair of good snow boots for your walk. Problem solved. Have you ever thought for one second that some people might not be physically capable of shoveling (elderly, disabled, etc...)?
Concerned Citizen January 30, 2014 at 01:11 PM
Sorry Franky G, but I think the notion that one should have to make accommodations for their neighbor's lack of responsibility is "ridiculous." If you are not physically capable of removing the snow from the walkways on your property, you hire somebody else to do it for you. Otherwise, live somewhere that doesn't require that responsibility. That's the way the laws are written, and they're written that way for a reason - it makes good sense. You assert that this lady's issue is with the landlord, rather than the tenant, but you obviously have no idea what her lease agreement looks like. You also assume that the only action she has taken is posting a comment about it, when in reality, you don't know that either. Since you don't know the details surrounding either of these ladies' circumstances, how about not condescendingly asserting that you have all the right answers?
PhillyLady81 January 30, 2014 at 01:12 PM
"Gestapo," really? I have a great pair of snow boots I wear; the issue is when the snow refreezes into ice and no amount of grip on your soles stops you from sliding on a steep hill. And last I checked, the article was referring to the college students, most of whom are able-bodied. Those are the people who have no excuse to not at least push a broom on their sidewalk. That is an incredibly reasonable request to prevent the elderly/disabled you speak of to not be seriously, and unnecessarily, injured in bad weather. If you were concerned about the elderly/disabled population in the neighborhood, you would also advocate for people to be more conscientious about keeping our sidewalks safe. Instead you use them as a pawn to be argumentative. Additionally, this is not my rule, but the city's and it's a very good one.
Swordfish January 30, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Yayy!! Swordfish luvz da SNOW!!! Ice is nice! YAY!
rich January 30, 2014 at 07:03 PM
This Franky g guy really gets off on insulting people . What a jackass!


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