Lee Holloway, Still a Slumlord (Part…Oh, I’ve Lost Count)
Honestly don’t know what’s more depressing: That Holloway still hasn’t fixed this crap, or that certain liberal bloggers because of their blind hatred of out-going Milwaukee County Executive / Governor-Elect Scott Walker *cough* capper *cough* take this man seriously.
City of Milwaukee building inspectors are taking Milwaukee County Board President Lee Holloway to court to try to get him to clean up five properties he and his wife, Lynda, own on W. Atkinson Ave.
The apartment buildings are home to many people with chronic mental illness who are enrolled in the county’s community mental health program.
“He’s had plenty of time to fix these,” Todd Weiler, public information officer for the city’s Department of Neighborhood Services, told the Journal Sentinel.
The violations were first issued in October 2009. The buildings have been reinspected every month since then. In cases where a problem has not been fixed, the complaint is held open.
City inspectors sent Holloway a letter this week telling him that he is due in Municipal Court on Jan. 27 to face penalties for building code violations at five properties.
Holloway has been cited for 116 violations ranging from rodent and roach infestation to loose window trim and moldy walls, according to city officials and inspection records.
Some of the violations have been fixed, Weiler said. But dozens have not.
“We are interested in compliance, not prosecution,” Weiler said. “But, we’re done now. We’ve heard enough excuses.”
Holloway did not respond to requests by the Journal Sentinel for comment. The properties are listed as owned by Webb Investments, a business owned by a trust set up by the Holloways.