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File #: 2021-4508    Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/1/2021 In control: Community and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 11/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Pro-Active Code Enforcement Discussion
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. Presentation, 2. Proactive Code Enforcement Report
Related files: 2022-4677, RES. NO. 22-03, 2022-5068
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Pro-Active Code Enforcement Discussion




The Ignite Strategic Planning Process conducted in 2019 and 2020 defined a strategic initiative

for strong neighborhoods and housing choices.  The interests and concerns established through the

process resulted in this proposal to modify multiple aspects of the Neighborhood Services Program

to better serve the community.


The City currently operates under a primarily reactive model of code enforcement for the

property maintenance code and zoning.  The property maintenance code covers the interior and

exterior of the property through adopted minimum standards to ensure that properties are not

degrading and unsafe conditions removed.  In addition, the zoning ordinances are enforced for

various situations where an object or structure is placed that is was not permitted.


The Strong Communities and Housing Choices group as part of the strategic planning process

established four objectives for success.  One of those objectives was to develop an approach to

selective, proactive code enforcement.  This proposal contains the information that was gathered

from our City and information gathered from research of peer cities with successful programs.  From

this research additional processes are proposed to achieve the goals of this objective by utilizing the

strategies defined through the strategic plan.


This proposed plan has four primary goals to successfully implement the strategic plan:

                     1) Enhance safety and environment

                     2) Equalize/normalize enforcement geographically

                     3) Organize community resources to assist citizens 

                     4) Capture unreported violations



Dan Harper P.E., Assistant Director, Development Services

Ryan Elam P.E., Director of Development Services