Category: Code Enforcement
  • Posted On: March 17,2015
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The thought that urban blight is relegated to just a small radius of major metropolitan areas is outdated. Today urban blight can happen in nearly any zip code. Staying ahead of it or overcoming it cannot be the sole responsibility ...

  • Posted On: March 11,2015
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Every city needs its share of properties that residents can rent. It’s something businesses consider when evaluating where they’ll locate, especially if they know their labor demographic is one that depends on rental properties. Unfortunately, not all landlords have the ...

  • Posted On: March 03,2015
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Abandoned properties are more than an eyesore for a community. It’s not just the dilapidated structure and overgrown yard that concerns neighbors – it’s the illegal activity that abandoned homes attract that can put a neighborhood into a tailspin. Communities looking ...

  • Posted On: February 24,2015
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Not all code enforcement processes are created equal, but some certainly perform better than others, and nearly all face similar challenges. Last summer, a grand jury criticized Shasta County California’s code enforcement process, finding many flaws, including a lack of ...

  • Posted On: January 16,2015
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Every community has rules and laws to follow. Police officers and the court system enforce many of those, but they can’t cover all the bases and that is where code enforcement officers come in. These officers are really the eyes ...

  • Posted On: December 30,2014
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Your municipal agency has a lot of cases to keep up with, and you likely have a limited budget for tracking these detailed complaints and violations. For many local governments, case management eats up a lot of time and resources, ...

  • Posted On: December 23,2014
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A firefighter often identifies his workplace as the station where he spends a lot of time preparing for a call. He may have a desk, a bunk or a locker there and he may think of this station as the ...

  • Posted On: November 21,2014
  • Posted By: Susan Campbell
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Working with the community is something every code enforcement officer should do to improve customer satisfaction as well as the safety of the community as a whole. Some of the work processes departments are using currently are counterproductive to this ...

  • Posted On: November 04,2014
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Trees are a beautiful part of the landscapes in our communities. Arboretums flourish in most states and draw people interested in the various species of trees that thrive in specific climates. Homeowners plant them in their yards to bring shade ...

  • Posted On: October 31,2014
  • Posted By: Susan Campbell
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We’ve all seen it – formerly well-kept houses that families called home for decades that have fallen into ruin. The siding shows signs of wear and is missing in sections; the roof sags and the property surrounding the home has ...

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