The Nuisance Abatement Program
is designed to help handle the backlog of nuisance code violations in Kansas City, Missouri's neighborhoods, particularly mowing of rank weeds. Contracts for mowing abatement are issued daily for cases that are not handled in an appropriate amount of time
by the property owner, whose property is then assessed for the cost abatement contract, plus an administrative fee. As of 2010, the program also mows and cleans the Land Trust
lots in the city, and several hundred city-owned lots.
Status of the 2012 growing season
Funding for the 2012 growing season is largely completed due to funding restrictions ($250,000 for privately-owned properties, $1,000,000 for Land Trust lots, and $85,000 for city-owned properties), except for emergency cases and those publicly-owned properties being maintained through the neighborhood Adopt-a-Lot program.
The 2012 list of Land trust, City, and Urban Hoemsteading properties is available for download as an Excel document, if you wish to see what lots are in your neighborhood. If you have questions or are interested in this Adopt-a-Lot process, please contact John Parks at 816-513-8433.