Decision Making for Code Enforcement Leadership

Code enforcement leaders are forced to make decisions every day and there are a variety of decision-making models available that can be used to accomplish this goal. Various scenarios require different types of responses; structured, step processes and sequences; however, one should not underestimate the emotional and human element of that decision. The decision itselfContinue reading “Decision Making for Code Enforcement Leadership”

The Importance of Communication in Code Enforcement

Providing high-quality service depends on a commitment to consistency and enhanced communication. ┬áThe basic process shared by most regulatory industries are incident response, inspection, and follow-up/enforcement activity. Effective code compliance and enforcement depends on how well these systems work together to produce an amenable outcome for all interested parties and communicating that outcome. Many codeContinue reading “The Importance of Communication in Code Enforcement”

Consolidating Inspection, Compliance, and Regulatory Enforcement Services

While minimal resources are often made available to provide code compliance services, demands for service have increased. Many communities have not invested in appropriate technologies that would facilitate a more efficient approach to code service delivery. The need for enhanced enforcement has also increased the burden on Code Compliance Officers to report and follow-up onContinue reading “Consolidating Inspection, Compliance, and Regulatory Enforcement Services”

Standard Operating Procedures for Code Enforcement

Successful businesses and organizations have standard operating procedures and other systems in place. Traditionally, every employee working for an organization has a set of rules to follow as they complete tasks. They may also have instructions that show them exactly how to complete each task. While it may not be considered standard procedures, there isContinue reading “Standard Operating Procedures for Code Enforcement”

The Public Policy of Privatizing Code Enforcement

The concept of privatization of code enforcement has emerged as a potential alternative model to the traditional form of municipal service across the country.  Inarguably a more efficient and cost-effective way to operate government, privatization is the process of allowing the private sector to perform functions of traditional civil service-based government. Privatization is designed toContinue reading “The Public Policy of Privatizing Code Enforcement”

The True Value of Regulatory Enforcement

The next generation of municipal leaders have the responsibility of charting the course for our communities with a vision that includes code enforcement services as an equal partner in the effective management of the quality of life of a community.The time for municipalities to recognize code enforcement as the driver of change in a communityContinue reading “The True Value of Regulatory Enforcement”