Mayor Miner announces new code enforcement program

Mayor Miner announces new code enforcement program

The city of Syracuse is launching a code enforcement pilot program in hopes of bettering neighborhoods in Syracuse.

With the new program, code enforcement officers will be assigned blocks within neighborhoods and will be sent out to identify any potential code violations. The mayor says this will help them to be more pro-active in spotting problems, instead of waiting for people to call them.

"The idea is that these inspectors will be able to know first hand both the people who are living in the properties, what the property issues are, and to use that data and build relationships with people," said the mayor.

She indicated that often times homeowners are not intentionally violating city codes; they just aren't aware. She hopes the effort will help to correct some of these violations before they become major problems.

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