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Old 11-19-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Near downtown SA
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I live in an older neighborhood near downtown that has really declined in the past few years. Yet I remember when there was trash or furniture in front yards and you called code compliance, it was cleaned up in no time. Heck I recall about 2 years ago someone called them on me because I had a climbing rose bush that was draping over my back fence into the alley......I had to clip it back. Even though I kept the alleyway clipped and maintained.

Anyway, now there are several residents in our area who choose to throw their old TVs and furniture in their front yard and calls to code compliance over several months result in a big zero. Trash remains. I even spoke to this areas agent who said he had left notices etc, etc. Still nothing.

Is is just in this area that calling CC is useless??
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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CC does not seem to carry forward with thier threats. I have several rental properties in a near downtown neighborhood. Last summer, in it's infinite wisdom, CC sent me a summons in the mail threatening fines if I did not paint a building. The funniest part is the building was in process of getting painted. The summons gave me 3 days to get the building painrted. i was having the building sandblasted and the brick pointed. The building looked pretty bad for about 2 weeks. i wrote a nasty letter to them telling them to look at a job in process. I got a phone call from them and they gave me an extension of 2 weeks. LOL. I asked about the other properties that were less than desirable in thier appearance. I got no answer. they said they could not discuss other properties.
Since then I have deluged them with complaints about any and everything that is wrong, including trash cans left on the curb. It's against code to do that.
I see them on the street all the time now. Some things have changed, some not. Unfortunatly, i have the time to call them daily with a complaint.
Try calling them frequently and even with the same compliant. It's starting to work for me.
The squeky wheel gets the grease.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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You mean they at one time had teeth?
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Near downtown SA
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You mean they at one time had teeth?
At least I thought so.....maybe they were dentures!
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Default Code Compliance

Hold on there folks!! I don't own property, or live in a house. I live in an apartment complex that is run by what can only be described as a slumlord manager. This just started within the last year and was getting worse until Mr. John Kelly from Code Compliance sent Officer Villareal out here to check on all of our complaints Everything got fixed, trash got picked up, and apt. manager was warned about court action the next time a violation happened. I have nothing bad to say about CC. I even got my balcony fixed after 2 years of asking management to know avail.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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Hold on there folks!! I don't own property, or live in a house. I live in an apartment complex that is run by what can only be described as a slumlord manager. This just started within the last year and was getting worse until Mr. John Kelly from Code Compliance sent Officer Villareal out here to check on all of our complaints Everything got fixed, trash got picked up, and apt. manager was warned about court action the next time a violation happened. I have nothing bad to say about CC. I even got my balcony fixed after 2 years of asking management to know avail.
I'm glad you were assisted by Code Compliance. "Living Conditions" are handled a lot differently and much quicker than abandoned cars, couches, weeds. etc.
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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I live in an older neighborhood near downtown that has really declined in the past few years. Yet I remember when there was trash or furniture in front yards and you called code compliance, it was cleaned up in no time. Heck I recall about 2 years ago someone called them on me because I had a climbing rose bush that was draping over my back fence into the alley......I had to clip it back. Even though I kept the alleyway clipped and maintained.

Anyway, now there are several residents in our area who choose to throw their old TVs and furniture in their front yard and calls to code compliance over several months result in a big zero. Trash remains. I even spoke to this areas agent who said he had left notices etc, etc. Still nothing.

Is is just in this area that calling CC is useless??

wayover20 - I can tell you first hand in you want to see a City Agency jump and resolve problems call your Council Person and The Mayors Office.

As an individual who works for a City Owned Utility I can assure you that this suggestion will work. You will never see City Employees jump so high or run so fast.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Near downtown SA
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wayover20 - I can tell you first hand in you want to see a City Agency jump and resolve problems call your Council Person and The Mayors Office.

As an individual who works for a City Owned Utility I can assure you that this suggestion will work. You will never see City Employees jump so high or run so fast.
Hey thanks for the suggestion! I'm going to e-mail my district council person. The thing that chaps me off more is that we just had brush pick up come around you'd think they could at least drag stuff nearer to the curb and it would have been gone.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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We live in the Marbach area and we love our C.C. lady.......she is right on top of things. We normally don't have to call her as she is always around!
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