During development of the Neighborhood Vitality and Integrity Strategy, City Council expressed a strong interest in establishing a program that would provide residents with regular updates about ongoing code enforcement action in their neighborhood.
Accordingly, City Council authorized Community Services to expand its email update pilot program and offer regular email updates to any neighborhood group that met the minimal requirements. The email update program received the 2005 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Association of Code Enforcement.
How The Email Update Program Works
Neighborhood groups that register for the program receive an email update every two weeks detailing code enforcement activity in their neighborhood. The detailed code enforcement activity includes violations at residential and commercial properties.
Community Services has experienced considerably fewer complaints from residents in participating neighborhoods. Residents in these neighborhoods work with staff to identify new issues and to exchange information pertaining to ongoing issues. The two-way communication has resulted in a better working relationship between residents and staff that has carried-over to other initiatives.
How To Establish An Email Update Program In Your Neighborhood
If your neighborhood group is interested in receiving regular email updates about ongoing code enforcement action in your neighborhood, please follow the easy steps below to register your group:
- Send the name, address, and email address of at least 10 residents in your neighborhood that wish to receive email updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Name at least one of the residents on the list as your group’s contact person in case Community Services has questions or requires additional information.
- Provide the geographical boundaries of your neighborhood group.
- Allow approximately three weeks to receive your first email update.
Existing Email Update Programs
To join the existing email update program of any of the below neighborhoods, please send your name, address, email address and neighborhood of choice to email@example.com.