Auburn City Council on Thursday heard details of a proposal to create a rental housing registry. Landlords would be required to register each rental property they own and supply the city with emergency contact and insurance information.
City Clerk Chuck Mason said on Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News a number upstate cities have registries.
He added the presentation was the first step in what could be a lengthy process.
Assistant Corporation Counsel Nate Garland outlined the work the city has already done and future policy changes that would make rentals safer and cleaner and would improve their curb appeal. He told council more than half of housing in the city are rental properties.