City mulls receivership as a tool to fix blight

Saturday, September 22, 2007 | 5:16 p.m. CDT; updated 9:17 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 8, 2008

COLUMBIA — Frustrated with their dependence on unresponsive property owners to make repairs to run-down homes around town, the city is investigating the possibility of taking matters into its own hands.