Code Enforcement Overview City of Mesquite Town Hall

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Code Enforcement Overview City of Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday June 14, 2016

Code Enforcement Overview City of Mesquite Town Hall Tuesday June 14, 2016

Polling Questions • Option 1: • Connect to the City’s Wi. Fi (Mesquite-Public) •

Polling Questions • Option 1: • Connect to the City’s Wi. Fi (Mesquite-Public) • Open web browser to www. pollev. com/mesquite • Option 2: • Text 22333 with the keyword: Mesquite • You only have to text the keyword “Mesquite” once • You will receive a confirmation text message once you have successfully joined

City of Mesquite – Council Goals • Neighborhood Appearance & Condition • Top Priorities:

City of Mesquite – Council Goals • Neighborhood Appearance & Condition • Top Priorities: • Create new strategies to address common environmental and building code problems • Prioritize code enforcement strategies and efforts

Actions to Address Council Goals • • • Creation of Neighborhood Services Department Creation

Actions to Address Council Goals • • • Creation of Neighborhood Services Department Creation of Director position to oversee new department Helping Others in Mesquite Everyday (HOME) Code Ambassador Program T 25 Task Force Initiative

Code Enforcement Staffing • 1 - Director • 1 - Senior Administrative Secretary •

Code Enforcement Staffing • 1 - Director • 1 - Senior Administrative Secretary • 1 - Field Supervisor • 9 - Full-Time Code Enforcement Officers Total Staff - 12 Code Ambassadors • 28 Volunteers that have completed the training

How to Report a Code Violation • City of Mesquite website: • www. cityofmesquite.

How to Report a Code Violation • City of Mesquite website: • www. cityofmesquite. com/Code. Violation (mobile friendly) • 24 -hour Code Violation Hotline – (972) 216 -6276 • Discuss with staff at Municipal Center, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.

Reporting Code Violations - Workflow Resident Reports Violation The end result benefits the entire

Reporting Code Violations - Workflow Resident Reports Violation The end result benefits the entire community Staff Enters Complaint in System Code Officer Assigned Court action and/or abatement if needed Resident/Owner provided 10 to remedy violation Inspection conducted on average within 3 business days If violation is found, a notice of violation is issued

Code Enforcement Improvements Future • Evaluate Code Officer districts • Strategically deploy staff •

Code Enforcement Improvements Future • Evaluate Code Officer districts • Strategically deploy staff • Work with Municipal Courts to increase fines for repeat offenders • Escalating fines • Illegal Dumping • More aggressive and deploy resources to catch offenders • Updating software system and streamlining code enforcement process

Polling Instructions • Option 1: • Connect to the City’s Wi. Fi (Mesquite-Public) •

Polling Instructions • Option 1: • Connect to the City’s Wi. Fi (Mesquite-Public) • Open web browser to www. pollev. com/mesquite • Option 2: • Text 22333 with the keyword: Mesquite • You only have to text the keyword “Mesquite” once • You will receive a confirmation text message once you have successfully joined

Code Ambassador Testimonial • James Lewis • Graduate of 1 st Code Ambassador Class

Code Ambassador Testimonial • James Lewis • Graduate of 1 st Code Ambassador Class • Mesquite resident for 30 years Thoughts before and after training program

Upcoming Town Hall Tuesdays • July 12: Budgeting Process • September 13: Crime Watch

Upcoming Town Hall Tuesdays • July 12: Budgeting Process • September 13: Crime Watch • November 8: 2017 Plans