'Real Estate Weekly': New landlords organization getting organized
After being incorporated last fall, when the Metro Council was considering imposing new regulations on landlords via an ordinance that ultimately failed, the Baton Rouge Independent Landlords Organization will begin to take shape next week when its first organizational and planning meeting is held. "Since there is no pressing, emergency issue, we thought this would be a [good] time to begin to gather ideas and issues for the organization, mission and operations … as well as topics of interest and concern which individual landlords suggest," reads an invitation recently sent by the organization's founder, Steve Myers, to his fellow independent landlords, whom he identifies as "individuals who own or manage low-density rental dwellings, including single-family dwellings, duplexes, stand-alone four-plexes, garage apartments and individual townhomes or condominiums." The meeting is set for 8:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the offices of the Greater Baton Rouge Association of Realtors, 14101 Perkins Road. Among the agenda items are some of the basics you'd expect: discussion about developing a mission statement, a meeting schedule, organizational structure and focal points. But the draft agenda also includes some meatier items, including "support/opposition/recruitment" of candidates for the fall mayoral and council races, and an update on the regulation push that prompted Myers to form the group last year. —Steve Sanoski Read the rest of this story in the new Real Estate Weekly e-newsletter here.
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