Escondido, CA

City catches up on code enforcement backlog

The before of a trash cleanup code enforcement.

Two weeks ago, the City of Escondido Code Enforcement Division did a big push to catch up on the growing backlog of code cases.

The effort resulted in cutting the total backlog from 104 cases to 34. According to the city’s website the oldest pending cases dropped from 56 days to 7 days.

One such code enforcement involved a massive trash clean-up of trash, junk and debris located in the front yard of a residence.

Through a follow up investigation to locate the out of town property owner, Code Enforcement learned that the tenants were being evicted and the entire property was in the same condition.

On the day of the eviction, according to the city’s website,  a Code Enforcement officer met the Sheriff’s deputy and the property owner’s agent on the site. The Code Enforcement officer walked the property with the agent and issued a Notice of Violation directing that all trash, junk and debris be removed from the property. Two weeks later, everything has been removed from the property and interior renovations are under way.

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