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Mayor Stops New Property Code Law
Posted on: 02/24/2014
By  Mike Cullums
We may be in for a round of colder weather this week, but things are heating up within Marietta city government.  
Mayor Joe Matthews told WMOA News on Saturday that he will not sign the controversial new property maintenance code. It was brought to a vote and passed 4-3 at Thursday night's council meeting. Councilmen Mike McCauley, Moon Mullen and Tom Vukovic voted no.  
The mayor's veto means the law's supporters will have to gain two more Council votes to override. Matthews says he is confident the legislation, as written, will not survive.
He's concerned about several aspects of the legislation, including its possible effects on property owners who are elderly or disabled or otherwise on fixed incomes.
We have a call in to First Ward Councilmember Roger Kalter, main sponsor and advocate of the new code. We hope to air interviews with both city leaders on WMOA newscasts.
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