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Jonesboro Mayor: Stop Harassing Others for Maintenance Code Signatures

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Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin released a statement Wednesday concerning citizens petitioning for a special election to repeal the property maintenance code. 

Perrin said he heard complaints of people harassing others to sign the petition.  He called for people to be “respectful of private property and restrictions upon certain public property, such as not blocking entrances.”  He also encouraged those being harassed to call the police. 

The property maintenance code was narrowly passed by the Jonesboro City Council in early December to help reduce dilapidated and neglected pieces of property. 

Opponents of the code said they were afraid of the interior requirements and the possibility of code enforcement officers entering citizens’ homes. 

Perrin announced at a December press conference that the code would be enforced beginning in March allowing time to educate the community.  

Read Mayor Perrin's full statement here.