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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Saving Lives With Building Inspections: See More Efficiency Through Code Enforcement Software

  • Posted On: August 26, 2014

Building safety inspections are a serious matter. The work that officers perform while doing their building inspections can help to save lives, including firefighters who often run into buildings that are structurally unsound to fight a blaze. When code enforcement software is entered into the equation, inspectors can stay on top of their work and […]

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Property Management Issues Stacking up? Use Permitting Software for Better Efficiency

  • Posted On: August 22, 2014

Does your property management personnel use manual processes to map out underground pipes? Do they research records and try to match them to existing maps to see exactly where they can safely dig? This process can take hours, if not days, depending on the scope of the project. However, if you’ve got the right technology […]

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The Rental Inspection Process is Made Easier With Rental Inspection Software

  • Posted On: August 19, 2014

The community of Daytona Beach, FL offers a good example of the opportunities involved in a crush of rental inspection tasks. The city’s beachside community has varying reviews on how the inspectors are carrying out the massive task of going through more than a thousand rental units. One resident/property owner said while the community was […]

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Get to the Bottom of Violation Notice Issues Using Technology

  • Posted On: August 15, 2014

Arguments centered on code enforcement issues occur between local government leaders and residents across the U.S. Code enforcement regulations and the violation notice that follows can spark a debate that gets heated between a government and residents, whether it’s about weeds, signage, garbage, unlicensed vehicles or building inspections. The lack of communication or effective communication […]

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Building Code Enforcement Gets Confusing Due to Local Laws

  • Posted On: August 12, 2014

Laws are established so that a system of rules can help regulate the actions of citizens. Impositions and penalties on those who break the rules are an inconvenience, yet help us to follow the laws of the land. However, laws can also get in the way of progress. Case in point is Florida’s law regarding […]

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Code Enforcement Makes Communities Safer

  • Posted On: August 08, 2014

When a citizen in your community is on the receiving end of a building code violation, they are probably not the biggest fan of the process that code enforcement officers partake in on a daily basis. However, without these men and women going through their inspection checklist to ensure that everything is up to code, […]

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