Louisville Metro Department of Codes & Regulations http://wfpl.org en Scott Applauds "Cut it Out" Program http://wfpl.org/post/scott-applauds-cut-it-out-program <p>Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott, D-1, is praising several local lawn service companies who voluntarily mowed grass at the worst abandoned properties in her district. But the outspoken lawmaker wants the city to do a better job addressing blight.</p><p>The &ldquo;Cut it Out&rdquo; program was launched by Scott&rsquo;s office last month to address blight in west and southwest Louisville neighborhoods due to the rise of vacant properties. According to city records, one-third of the 155 worst properties with overgrown grass have been mowed by local businesses and their crews for free.</p><p>Scott says residents are fed up with the eyesores, but that community leaders and business owners have stepped up to tackle the problem.</p><p>&quot;We were able to do because we had someone in the community who lives in District 1 who said, &lsquo;you know what I&rsquo;ve got some connections, I see you&rsquo;re out here trying to do the work so let&rsquo;s make this happen.&rsquo; And then every single week we started getting another lawn care company that said they wanted to get involved with this. We had a company all the way out in Prospect that said, &#39;I want to do something and this is what I can do,&#39;&quot; she says.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:23:31 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 849 at http://wfpl.org Scott Applauds "Cut it Out" Program