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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:46 AM

Ex-S.F. worker-turned-landlord to pay record fine

Rachel Gordon
Published 09:43 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2012

A former city employee let his San Francisco renters live with raw sewage spills, flooding, extensive mold and mildew, buckled floors, rodent infestations, crumbling walls and ceilings, and dry-rotted stairs for more than a decade.

The problems with the rental units were so extensive that since 2001 the Department of Building Inspections logged 467 code violations at more than half of the 32 properties owned by Bayview Property Managers, whose president, James Blanding, retired as a civil engineer with San Francisco's Department of Public Works in 1972.

Monday the city announced Bayview Property Managers agreed to pay an $800,000 civil fine - the largest on record for building code violations.

Many of the problems with the 137 housing units were concentrated in the city's southeastern neighborhoods, home to many low-income residents.



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dixiegrrrrl Jul 2012 #1

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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:22 PM

1. I know that area. Basically a ghetto..

actually considered not safe to drive thru at night.
And with rents so damn high in SF, this slumlord is making a killing.
Wonder why the violations were not followed up on all these years???

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