What is Strategic Code Enforcement? - Webinar
The Center for Community Progress introduces Cornerstone, a new monthly webinar series that equips you with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration.
Cornerstone webinars will take place from 12:00-1:00 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Space is limited, so register early!
What is Strategic Code Enforcement?
12:00-1:00 pm, Thursday, April 27, 2017
In this webinar, practitioners will be invited to look beyond the traditional and toward the potentially transformative role of code enforcement. They will explore a systemic, proactive approach that, when put into action, can make code enforcement more effective and, ultimately, much more efficient.
A successful strategic code enforcement program moves beyond inspections and notices. It thoughtfully weaves together regulation, policy, cost recovery, as well as “carrots and sticks” into a comprehensive strategy to benefit community residents. A strategic approach can help to eliminate backlogs of complaints and ultimately reduce complaints altogether through the sophisticated monitoring of warning signs and use of early interventions.
Other elements of a strategic approach can include: providing clear and effective enforcement mechanisms; working with other city departments and non-profits to create programs for vulnerable owner occupants or seniors who simply do not have the resources to bring the property up to code; providing “good landlord” incentives; connecting to other city programs like nuisance abatement and demolition; and more.
Using real-world examples from around the country, this module will equip participants with an overview of the pros and cons of various code enforcement strategies and how to implement a more strategic approach.
Instructor: Nicole Heyman, Vice President and Director of Louisiana Initiatives, Center for Community Progress
Also in the Cornerstone webinar series:
Land Banking 101 (February 23)
Understanding Neighborhood Change (March 23)
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