Code Enforcement 101
Tall Grass and Weeds?
What can citizens do to keep their neighborhood free from such eyesores and hazards?
Attend this workshop to find out!
You’ll hear an overview of the city’s Action Center from Manager Beth Crounse, learn how to effectively identify and report code violations and how to follow up. Then, in speed-dating format, you’ll have the opportunity for face-to-face discussion with city department heads to ask questions, make suggestions and get answers.
The Action Center is a key tool in your campaign to clean up your neighborhood and keep it safe, beautiful and healthy. Learn how to put it to the best use!
This event is free but you must register in advance.
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Neighborhood Alliance recently hosted two forums with the City of OKC on the topic of abandoned and neglected properties in OKC. They were two of the most popular workshops we have ever held, with preregistration filling to capacity within a day. Russell Claus, OKC’s Director of Planning and the impetus for the forums, remarked, “I guess we hit a nerve.”
These two sessions were only the beginning of the conversation on Abandoned Properties. There is still a lot to be learned and a lot of citizens to be heard. To help this conversation along, we have provided some links below that we hope you will find useful:
Have you noticed an increase in abandoned and neglected properties in OKC? It’s a growing problem, causing headaches for everyone from police and fire departments, code enforcement officers to neighbors. Abandoned residential properties in Oklahoma City cause about a $1.7 billion loss in property value to surrounding properties. It’s unknown exactly how many neglected and vacant properties are in the city, but a recent query of postal service indicated that about 16,000 addresses have not received mail for 90 days or more and about 75 percent of these are residential. The City has hired a consultant to study the problem and present some hard numbers.
Russell Claus, Director of the Planning Department, wants to open a dialogue with neighborhoods; the planning department has information to share about this blight on our city and wants to hear your stories about how abandoned and vacant property affects you, your neighborhood and your property values.
The Neighborhood Alliance is hosting a lunch-time forum on March 29th at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s beautiful community room in downtown OKC. You’ll have the opportunity to share your stories as well as hear how this issue is affecting the community as a whole.
For more information about the forum, go to nacok.org.