Citizen Mobile Access Improves Code Enforcement

  • Posted On: September 30, 2014

Most people are reluctant to embrace change. When it comes to altering technology in the workplace, change can be the catalyst for major complaints. This is why people behind IT processes need to be very delicate and tactful when introducing a change to the system, as government workers know it. Fortunately, when it comes to […]

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Rental Inspection Checklists Don’t Have to be Daunting

  • Posted On: September 26, 2014

College towns are almost always packed with rental houses that students call home during their tenure at the local university. Some landlords are better than others, which mean a percentage of these homes are going to be in worse shape than others. These homes, regardless of how willing a college student might be to live […]

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The Right Building Inspection Software Can Improve Community Safety

  • Posted On: September 23, 2014

Just about every community with a rich history has an abundance of buildings that add context to the past. These structures, while offering a glimpse into long-gone eras, also present a risk to the community when they aren’t properly cared for. Anyone who has ever bought an older home knows the maintenance on them is […]

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Struggling With Work Orders? Implement a Public Works Software Solution

  • Posted On: September 19, 2014

It doesn’t always require a crushing recession for a community to be forced into making cuts in public services. Most governmental entities faced cutting public services as the recession took hold, but some continue to feel the pain for a variety of reasons not directly related to the recession. Instead of looking at cutting staff […]

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Citizen Mobile Access Helps Reduce Code Enforcement Issues

  • Posted On: September 16, 2014

Many city and county governments pay employees for hundreds of hours every year processing paperwork, and it affects productivity as well as progress in the community. Whether it’s inspection violations, various forms of blight or improper fencing, city and county employees are tasked with running down their lengthy list of issues, all of which are […]

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Code Enforcement Software Can Ease the Blight

  • Posted On: September 12, 2014

Code enforcement officers often have more work than they can handle, and using manual workflow processes that slow down the rate at which cases are processed can put them even more behind. Code enforcement is a costly venture for most communities, especially in communities where properties sit vacant and weed abatement becomes a constant struggle […]

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The Best Tool for a Community Planning Director: Software to More Efficiently Communicate with Citizens

  • Posted On: September 09, 2014

Government workers, both elected and hired are obligated to clearly communicate with citizens. Unfortunately, this isn’t always what happens, and it’s often an issue that involves utilizing sub-par technology. According to the GSDRC Applied Knowledge Services, the functions of government communications lie primarily within three areas – informing, advocating/persuading for policies and reforms and engaging […]

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Zoning Violations Occur Less Often When Officers Have the Right Technology

  • Posted On: September 05, 2014

Every community has its own unique challenges. For Boardman, Ohio, it’s illegal signage. In an effort to maximize advertising potential, too many local businesses are disregarding zoning rules and placing signage in areas where they don’t belong. The issue has sparked safety concerns because of signs posted near busy right of ways. Zoning violations such […]

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Code Enforcement Technology Fights Blight

  • Posted On: September 03, 2014

Fighting blight is a task that most code enforcement departments face on a daily basis. Whether it’s a corner building that seems ready to fall in on itself, parked cars that don’t have a chance of starting again or weeds that spring up around a vacant property, code enforcement officers are constantly tasked with staying […]

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CE Affordable and Easy: Comcate’s Code Enforcement Software Solution

  • Posted On: August 29, 2014

For code enforcement (CE) officers, weeds represent a huge part of their workload in communities where abandoned properties are abundant. Weeds not only tear away at the infrastructure around them, they can also be excellent nesting areas for mosquitos. The Star Press in Muncie, Ind., published an article recently about a resident who hosted a […]

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