The Harris County Attorney’s Office issued a press release warning business plaza owners to clean up their act early this month. The warning states that business plaza owners may be held responsible for the presence of criminal activities in their properties.
To show the City's dedication to this initiative, owners of a plaza at Southwest Houston and Bissonnet has been served with a lawsuit as an example to other business plaza owners faced with the same problem in their properties. This particular plaza is notorious for a number of reported criminal activities like: assault, prostitution, human trafficking and even the failure to secure proper store licenses. The City of Houston is holding business plaza owners responsible for upholding the integrity of their properties and battling criminal activities like these.
If you're aiming to rid your business plaza of criminal elements in lieu of the initiative, but don't quite know where to start, here are five tips to help you: