Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Joe is my man!
So if Craig Powell has been keeping his "Eye on Sacramento", why has all this been happening? Is this a failed organization, or is it another special interest group looking out for the mayor?
Sac Press reports - You decide......
Well - The city already has said codes; Part of it deals with vacant buildings and the other with substandard and/or dangerous conditions. But, they need to take a more aggressive approach about enforcing them.
Places like Paul Blanco, the warehouse on N. 10th and other similar structures destroyed by fire need to be demolished shortly after the smoke clears and thereby, eliminating the blight and hazard to the neighbors and general public.
Don't lose faith, as time and a build up of this type of inventory will cause the city to take swifter action.
Thanks for clarifying the facts Mr. Chaney! It would ne nice if the "author" would follow-up as promised and clarify the story.
There are some aspects of municipal services that the city is better equiped to handle and code enforcement and building inspection is one of them. Perhaps the city and county should look at consolodating in these areas and thereby, eliminating this kind of confusion. Police is another one, as SPD spends a lot of time crossing over to the county.
"I asked Chief Ortiz about the City’s “Dangerous Building” organization that is supposed to tear down structures such as this when the fire occurred a couple of years ago. Ortiz stated that he called for “Dangerous Buildings” to respond; his dispatch advised him that “Dangerous Buildings” would not respond. Ortiz stated that he could not divulge the reason."
Well - I'll tell you why city Dangerous Buildings did not show up - Because it is in the county - Duh! Someone better inform Mr. Ortiz that while his dept serves this area as part of a contract with the Fruitridge Fire District, city departments do not have such a contract with the district or the county and therefore, city employees don't have jurisdiction or duty in such an instance.
It ticks me off when the fire dept spews bad information and points fingers at a another city department, especially when they have no idea what they are talking about. SFD needs to go back to a professional PIO.
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