Earlier this year, City Council requested the Neighborhood Development Department draft a City-wide enforcement ordinance for the maintenance, sanitation and safety of non-residential buildings and structures. The new ordinance would be called "Good Repair," for short.*

Review this draft ordinance, issued May 10,
and these FAQs, issued May 14

Your Input

~ Send the City your comments on this plan by Monday, June 3. See how in the "Your Comments" box.

The Ordinance

This draft ordinance adopts the International Property Maintenance Code as a guideline for minimum standards for maintenance, sanitation and safety of non-residential buildings and structures located within City limits. The draft also outlines the investigation and enforcement process to bring these buildings and structures into compliance. 

Next Step

A final version of the draft ordinance is expected to be reviewed by City Council at its June 18 meeting. When approved, the ordinance will be added to the City's Code of Ordinances, Chapter 11 - Housing Code.

 

* The City also has a "Good Repair" zoning ordinance that addresses the exterior appearance of buildings in the Central Business district.