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Madeira Beach Nuisance Law Could Be Model For New Port Richey

A city councilwoman there who is concerned about public safety recently reached out to Madeira Beach about its chronic nuisance ordinance.

Madeira Beach's nuisance law, which holds landlords accountible for "chronic nuisance" activities of their tenants, could be a model for a similar law in New Port Richey.

According to New Port Richey Patch, a city councilwoman there who is concerned about public safety recently reached out to Madeira Beach to see if the chronic nuisance ordinance could work in New Port Richey.

“We must take back our city,” Councilwoman Judy DeBella Thomas said.

DeBella Thomas' home was recently burglarized, New Port Richey Patch reports.

Other communities, including Redington Shores, are already considering similar nuisance laws.

Under Madeira Beach's ordinance, landlords can be punished for prostitution, theft, criminal mischief, underage drinking, assault and other crimes committed by their tenants.

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