COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DIVISION FUNCTIONS
Community Improvement Inspectors (code enforcement):
The function of the Community Improvement Inspectors is to maintain and improve the quality of life throughout the community, including all residential and business areas. To help achieve the goals set forth by the City Council, the Azusa Municipal Code and other adopted codes to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Community Improvement Inspectors enforce municipal codes pertaining to substandard housing, building standards, property maintenance and land-use in an effort to improve properties throughout the city.
Community Improvement Inspectors respond to citizen complaints submitted to the City, in addition to initiating proactive enforcement as appropriate. The division employs a number of abatement procedures to advice violators of deficiencies. Community Improvement inspectors have the authority to issue civil citations and conduct public nuisance hearings. Ultimately, it is the goal of the division to obtain voluntary compliance with property owners, tenants and business owners we work with. On-site inspections and public education are major components of the Community Improvement team’s functions as well as collaboration with City departments and outside agencies.
Other functions include:
• Conduct annual rental inspections through the annual rental and registration inspection program.
• Conduct presale inspections through the Real Property Records Report (RPRR) program.
• Working with business owners, Neighborhood Associations and home owners to resolve complaints and code enforcement issues.
• Facilitating issues involving neighborhood problems/issues to assist in achieving resolution.
• Educating the public regarding City Codes and Resolutions relative to property maintenance, abandoned vehicles, home businesses and Housing Code regulations to name a few.
• Administering fair, unbiased enforcement of Municipal Code, building violations and Zoning Regulations.