The city of Kennesaw is considering a proposal to impose steep fines against the owners of blighted homes.
The so-called blight tax would be seven times the amount of the regular property tax millage rate, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. But the city would have to exhaust all attempts to remedy the situation before stiffing property owners with fines.
City manager Steve Kennedy and zoning administrator Darryl Simmons have discussed the proposal during meetings of the Kennesaw Citizens Advisory Committee. It is still in its infancy, and there is no timetable for a city council vote.