The Code Enforcement Division is a function of the Community Development Department and is responsible for enforcing the provisions of the City’s Municipal Codes and State laws. Code Enforcement staff responds to concerns related to land use, public nuisance, vehicle abatement, substandard housing/property, street vendors, and business license requirements. Code Enforcement staff assists in accomplishing community goals, such as protecting property values and the environment. The Code Compliance Officers work closely with the Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Officers and Public Works Division to assist in abating blight and improving the quality of life throughout the City.
Quality of Life Initiative
In 2017, the City Council adopted the Quality of Life Initiative. The purpose of the Quality of Life Initiative is to create a measured approach that builds on the current efforts of the City’s Code Enforcement Division, the City’s Police Department, and Public Works Waste/Recycling Management Division to accomplish the following eight (8) major priorities:
- Improve the quality of life,
- Improve property values,
- Decrease numbers of attractive nuisances,
- Improve safety,
- Increase sense of community,
- Improve public image,
- Reduce health threats; and
- Increase the likelihood of economic development.
To help achieve the priorities listed above, code compliance work schedules were adjusted to ensure the City had permanent code enforcement coverage during the weekends and occasional after-hours coverage.