This is what you call trying to re-invent the wheel for publicity sake. http://krqe.com/2016/10/25/proposed-vacant-building-ordinance-getting-significant-changes/
In 2004 when I was a Deputy City Attorney and head of the Safe City Strike Force and when the City was taking aggressive enforcement actions against nuisance properties, both residential and commercial, the City enacted the Vacant Building Maintenance Act. It actually requires property owners to register their vacant buildings, repair them and keep them maintained. The Albuquerque Uniform Housing Code and the Albuquerque Commercial Building Codes also have numerous provisions allowing city enforcement actions against both residential and commercial properties that endanger the public health, safety, and welfare and that are blighted properties.
Under existing ordinances, civil and criminal action can be taken against property owners and the properties that have become a nuisance and a danger to public safety. Under existing city ordinances, property owners can be cited for code violations in not maintaining their properties up to city codes. Additionally, Albuquerque has one of the strongest Nuisance Abatement Ordinances in the country that allowed the Safe City Strike Force to take aggressive code enforcement action against blighted properties, both residential and commercial, that had become nuisances and magnets of crime resulting in calls for service to APD and a drain on police resources.
Existing ordinances allowed the Safe City Strike Force to take enforcement actions against approximately 1,000 residential properties a year and over 50 motels along central, vacant strip malls, entire residential areas, hundreds of blighted commercial and residential properties and properties use to commit crimes such as meth labs, drug houses and violent criminal activity. The City also had available funds that were used to condemn and tear down structures that were beyond repair.
Rather than trying to enact ordinances already on the books to garner publicity and favor, the City Council should provide sufficient funding to enforce existing ordinances that have proven effective in the past.