Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will continue the fight to improve and protect neighborhoods.
Ryan this week won approval from the Harris County Commissioners Court to continue his Community Protection Program with six management districts: East Aldine Management District, International Management District, North Houston Management District, Southwest Management District, Harris County Improvement District Number 5 (Brays Oaks), and Spring Branch Management District of Harris County.
The Program, started in 2011, allows the districts to fund two lawyers and a paralegal in the County Attorney’s Office who concentrate their practice on nuisance issues in these neighborhoods. The County Attorney can take legal action against owners who create situations that encourage crime on or around their property. The Office uses civil nuisance laws to target businesses and business owners who are a nuisance to the community. A lawsuit may be filed against the property owners and individuals maintaining the nuisance property…
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