Erie City Council passed the “Quality-of- Life” ticketing ordinance with a five to two vote in favor of it.
This ordinance was proposed as a solution to combat blight in Erie. With this quality-of-life ticketing, the city could proceed with a warning for things like overgrown grass or litter on a property. If the issues are not fixed in a certain time frame, property owners could be issued a fine starting at around $25.
The ordinance would also apply to the removal of snow. Property owners could be fined if snow is not removed within a certain time. Some citizens expressed their concerns over the ticketing program at Wednesday night’s city council meeting, despite those concerns the ordinance was finalized.