Ordinances and Code Compliance
The following are three city ordinances that I believe should be amended. I have provided these proposals so that you may view my positions on certain critical city regulations. Your opinion regarding my proposed amendments to these ordinances would be appreciated.
Sec. 11A-100. - Criminal remedies:
I believe time should be allowed between one citation before a second is issued, (Code Officer can issue citations every 24 hr for the same violation,) HOA owners have 30 days between citations.
Sec. 11A-52. - Nuisance abatement order:
Code Compliance Officers are not required to supply a Notice of Violation before a citation can be issued. Notice should be served before citations are issued
I propose that a 30 day notice is fair. Many individuals work six days a week. This would allow four days to address the issue; lessening hardship and stress.
Ordinance 19602, R105.2 Exception:
In summary, this Ordinance states that you are permitted to build a porch or deck at your home, without a permit, providing that it does not exceed over six inches high.
Reasoning for the six-inch restriction is that anything higher could result in you injuring yourself. The majority of non-brick homes have entry levels are two to three times higher. I propose this ordinance be amended to entry level height.