The city of South Bend's plan to fix up or tear down 1,000 homes in 1,000 days may be slowing down. City council members Oliver Davis and Valerie Schey brought up those concerns, but in a letter to the city council the mayor's office says the city is complying with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The head of code enforcement also says the city is working with IDEM to develop a plan when it comes to identifying asbestos-filled homes.
Fixing or demolishing a thousand dilapidated homes in South Bend in a thousand days... It's a lofty goal set by Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
"Orange tape when you see that color orange or yellow, it's a sign that says we need to proceed with caution and we need to slow it down to make sure everything is correct."
Councilman Oliver Davis is referring to possible asbestos problems within those homes. The city says over the next two weeks, ten city workers will be trained in asbestos inspection. It'll cost $5,000 But the head of code enforcement says the city will be saving money in the long run.