Why let tax delinquencies go on so long?

I, as a Johnstown taxpayer, would like someone to explain to me why the city lets taxpayers go so many years without paying taxes.

Recently, there was a list in the paper of property owners who owed back taxes, some from 2009.

I do not understand why that is. I know some of these people do not take care of their property, and if you complain about the condition of your neighbors who don’t, nothing gets done.

It is a disgrace on the condition of some of these residences – homes in disrepair and no attempt by the owner to correct it.

I really wish someone could explain this to me.