An agreement approved by a federal judge this week between the City of Austin and the Budget Lodge in North Austin has nearby neighbors and police optimistic that the area will soon be safer.
Under the settlement, signed by U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks on Wednesday, the court could order the property closed and sealed shut for one year if the 20 stipulations of the agreement are "knowingly violated." In addition, Budget Lodge owner Larry Hall could face up to 30 days in jail and fines up to $10,000. Source: Austin American Statesman
I bet there is a nuisance business like this in your community. What is your agency doing to abate these problems?