LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - Long Beach property owners are on notice. Those post-Katrina slabs have to go.
The Long Beach Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance this week requiring commercial and residential property owners to remove the slabs, or face action from the city. That action includes the city doing the slab demolition work, and adding that cost to an owner's property taxes.
Alderman Gary Ponthieux says it's not just an issue of beautification, but more importantly, it's about economic development. Builders and developers are less likely to invest in a city still littered with storm debris from 10 years ago.
The slab removal ordinance takes effect early next month.