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URGENT ALERT: Vote to REPEAL the Jonesboro Property Code on May 10, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016 14:01
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HEADS UP!  URGENT ALERT FOR JONESBORO RESIDENTS and those of you who have family, friends, and acquaintances in Jonesboro:



Jonesboro residents may vote early starting May 3, 2016 — the actual election day is May 10, 2016 — and it’s VERY important that you vote FOR the REPEAL of the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code 105-2.

Only Jonesboro residents may vote on this.  Go here to find your polling place if you live in the Jonesboro city limits.

Mayor Harold Perrin and the Jonesboro City Council have allowed this insidious ordinance to occur, and the residents of Jonesboro need to Vote FOR the Repeal of the Property Maintenance Code!  How could it affect you or someone you know in Jonesboro?  Keep reading…



Here is a link to one of MANY emails we sent out with the details of what could happen to YOU if the Property Maintenance Code ISN’T repealed.

Remember, the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code:

  • Applies to “all existing residential and nonresidential structures,” commercial and private property. (101.2)

  • Applies to interior and exterior (305.1)

  • Adds restrictions to you leasing, selling and even mortgaging your property. (107.6)

  • Sets unreasonable fines for even minor citations, “each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense” and smallest fine can be up to $500.00 for first offense. (106.4)

  • Is all-inclusive: including such insignificant issues as cracks in concrete and the glaze on your windows. (101.2 & 305.1 & 301.1.1 & 304.13 & 304.13.1 & 304.3.1)

  • Worse yet: An unelected code official appointed by the Mayor is given authority to enforce and interpret the code and make all inspections. (103.2 & 102.8 & 103.1 & 104.1 & 104.2)

  • This same code official has “right of entry,” the authority to enter your home to inspect it even without your permission.” [A] 104.3

  • And this Code Official and his employees are “relieved from all personal liability for any damage accruing to persons or property” and gets free legal counsel if needed. (103.4)

  • Code offers no good recourse for owners unable to comply with code.  The code specifies only a burdensome appeal procedure that must be filed within 30 days with a Board appointed by the Mayor who also appoints the Code Official (who gives the citation.) [A] 111.1 & [A] 111.2

Here is the link to the Jonesboro Property Maintenance Code:

Here’s a link to a 4029 TV news article including information about DEAD TREES and TREE LIMBS being a CODE VIOLATION.


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Here are some Facebook groups in which you might be interested – even if you’re not a resident of Jonesboro:

Early voting started May 3, 2016.  Please help spread the word, and don’t miss your opportunity to stop this nightmare ordinance!  Many signatures were gathered in order to get this on the ballot.  

Jonesboro residents, remember to VOTE FOR the Repeal!  Here is what the actual ballot will look like:



(We previously sent out email alerts about this topic on January 26 and February 2, and February 9, 2016.  You can read them here, here, and here.)

Your friends and family may also sign up to receive our Action Alerts by clicking here.

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