Score one for transparency.
You can now access more information than ever in an instant on more than 18,000 properties in Lancaster City.
The city is giving access to BuildingBlocks, a web-based mapping software.
“As far as transparency goes this will also build trust between us and the city residents,” Susannah Bartlett, the Community Development Administrator for the city said.
Through a link on the city’s website you can access things like code violations that have occurred somewhere or how many times the police have been to certain properties.
“We’re really hoping this will help our rental community make really good decisions on where they are choosing where to live,” Bartlett added.
Bartlett said it will also help those buying a home on the decision on were to purchase a home.
Bartlett told ABC 27 News that the information was always available, but before it was harder to access.
City officials believe having this information easily accessible will hold everyone more accountable.
Bartlett said she believes landlords and businesses will need to be more accountable with access to the information. She also said it should give everyone the ability to make data-driven decisions.