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Community Restoration CORE Team

By John Allen In the years before and during the City Of Vallejo’s bankruptcy, a group of concerned citizens came together under Fighting Back Partnership to provide guidance and direction for a grant by the United States Department of Justice. The effectiveness of this Steering Committee was the primary reason that even without our local police department ability […]

Lamplighter Meets with City Staff

Lamplighter Meets with City Staff to Discuss Options on Vacant Property, Foreclosure and Squatter Problems On Friday morning, March 23rd, members of the Lamplighter steering committee met with Assistant City Manager Craig  Whittom, Assistant City Attorney Claudia Quintana, Lieutenant Lee Horton of the Vallejo Police Department, and Nimat  Shakoor-Grantham, head of Code Enforcement, to discuss […]

How to tell if you have squatters living near by

By Ann Smith Here are some clues that your neighborhood may have been invaded by squatters. There is a foreclosed property in your neighborhood. The old neighbors have moved out and the house is empty. Slowly there are changes to the property. The lawn looks overgrown. There are weeds, and trash around the house. The […]