On the Job with Julie — City Code Compliance

On the Job with Julie — City Code Compliance


I’m Julie Arendall, Goodyear City Manager. And today I’m on the job with Lupe. Good morning! What do you do for the city? Good morning Julie. I am a code compliance officer for the City of Goodyear. And why is code compliance important to the City of Goodyear? The City of Goodyear takes pride in keeping our communities looking great. My job allows me to drive around look for potential city violations. JULIE: What’s the most common code complaint that you receive? When the rain comes, it’s weeds. What is the issue here that causes us concern as a city? LUPE: We want to keep Goodyear looking — being aesthetically beautiful. The weeds give you a bad impression of an unkempt community. JULIE: On this situation we would contact the owner? The responsibility here in Goodyear is either the resident or the land owner and it’s from the curb up. Tell me a little bit about how a day in the life of a code enforcement officer begins. We go out into the community and address the violations that were called in. And we also — while we’re out there we are definitely proactive. That’s a day in code enforcement. Always wanting to educate and keep this city looking amazing. So we have a property here that we were driving by. Can you tell me what you see on this property that would be in violation of Goodyear’s city code? LUPE: So here the grass is high. The fencing in front can only go up to three feet so we would have concerns. We also did receive a complaint about the trash cans out in the front. The trash cans must be placed behind the fence. JULIE: What do you do now that you see a property that has code violations? LUPE: Write them up a city code advisory. Let them know that we are here, these are the concerns. We have a list of violations that we would address. We also have a section in the back where we can give them a little more detail on what the violation is about. Thank you very much for spending the morning with me and showing what you do for our great city. Thank you. I appreciate you joining me.

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