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December 16, 2008, Meeting Report

On December 16, 2008, Twee Nguyen, Manager, Vacant Property Unit, Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA), District of Columbia, discussed her office's accomplishments and challenges and how DCRA can work with neighborhood associations to mitigate nuisance properties.  Notably, DCRA inspects vacant properties reported by neighbors (photographs are helpful), and property taxes on vacant properties for the 2008 tax year will increase to 10 percent of the property's value.  

The members discussed possible ways to improve nighttime lighting on the east side of 15th Street between U and V Streets, including residents' purchase in bulk and installation of motion-sensitive lights.  

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