JEFFERSON PARISH, La. - A lack of both grass cutting and property auctions was discussed by the Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday.
Council Chair Chris Roberts asked parish crews to cut and maintain the grass more frequently at nearly 800 locations, many classified as repeat offenders.
President John Young said the administration and council were on same page concerning abandoned property repeat offenders.
Young said parish crews will increase the frequency of grass cutting of abandoned properties, but the "process needs to be tweaked."
Roberts also instructed parish attorneys to hold an adjudicated properties auction every year. Officials admitted there had not been this type of auction in five years.
About 300 properties are eligible for auction, officials said.