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File #: ID#21-9683    Version: 1 Name: Request for authority to initiate foreclosure actions on behalf of the City to recover of amounts owed on municipal liens imposed against certain real property.
Type: Action Item Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Legal Department
On agenda: 9/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Request for authority to initiate foreclosure actions on behalf of the City to recover of amounts owed on municipal liens imposed against certain real property. (consent)
Attachments: 1. Copy of Phase 4 Foreclosure Worksheet

SUBJECT/RECOMMENDATION:

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Request for authority to initiate foreclosure actions on behalf of the City to recover of amounts owed on municipal liens imposed against certain real property. (consent)

 

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SUMMARY: 

On July 19, 2018, the City retained Weidner Law, P.A. (outside counsel) for representation in municipal lien foreclosure matters.  The outside counsel subsequently filed several foreclosure lawsuits against blighted properties.  Based on the program’s initial success and the outside counsel’s capacity to handle more cases, city staff has identified several additional properties as viable candidates for foreclosure based on such variables as: 1) the amount of the City’s lien; 2) whether the property is currently in compliance with city codes; and 3) whether there are any superior liens on the property.

The properties that have been identified as viable foreclosure candidates are:

1.                     1806 N FT HARRISON AVE

2.                     1361 MARY L RD

3.                     1407 N BETTY LN

4.                     1400 GULF TO BAY BLVD

5.                     1393 GULF TO BAY BLVD

6.                     1000 GRANTWOOD AVE

7.                     1233 LAKEVIEW RD

8.                     1384 SEABREEZE ST

9.                     1510 BARRY RD

10.                     1546 TILLEY AVE

11.                     1401 GULF TO BAY BLVD

12.                     1565 GENTRY STREET

13.                     10 N. AURORA AVE

 

The liens that the City seeks to foreclose also attach to any other non-exempt real property that the violator owns.  As a result, additional properties may be included in the foreclosure action.

Therefore, the City seeks authority to initiate foreclosure actions to recover the amounts owed on the municipal liens that attach to the properties listed above.

 

APPROPRIATION CODE AND AMOUNT:

0109600-548000