Communicating with landlords has been an issue historically for many municipalities. Auburn is no exception.
In Auburn’s case, solutions have been approached over the years with varying levels of progress. In 2007, for example, then-Mayor Tim Lattimore suggested a registry documenting contact information for landlords or their local representatives. The program was never instated, while the city later established a vacant building registry in around 2014 to help emergency responders identify a parcel’s hazard level.