The city invites residents to attend a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St.
During the meeting, representatives from the Code Enforcement Department will be on hand to talk to residents about nuisance issues and answer questions.
“It’s mainly to let the citizens know the procedures with code enforcement, and the right of the homeowners, and what the city has to go through to try to abate a problem and try to take care of the code issues,” City Manager Mo Raissi said.
“We get lots of questions, and we felt like we can have a meeting and let interested citizens know how the process works and what the legal procedures are to abate the problem.”
Raissi said the city especially receives phone calls in the summer about code enforcement, and an estimated 80 to 100 letters on different violations are sent out each month. Therefore, he said city officials thought the meeting would be a good way to tell residents how the process works, and for residents to give feedback.
But most of the time, he said the issue gets taken care of before it gets to court.
“Our main goal is to correct the problem. I think staff is doing a great job,” he said.
Raissi encouraged interested residents to come listen to that staff at the upcoming meeting or give feedback to them on what else the city needs to do or what other steps it needs to follow to beautify Jacksonville.