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File #: ID 23-818    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/12/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/25/2023 Final action: 5/25/2023
Title: Progress of Code Enforcement, including ASET Quarterly report.
Sponsors: City Attorney's Office
Attachments: 1. ASET Status Report 05-12-23.pdf, 2. Code Enforcement Report 05.25.23.pdf, 3. Updated Code Enforcement Report 05.25.23

May 25, 2023

FROM: ANDREW JANZ, City Attorney
City Attorney's Office

BY: ERICA CAMARENA, Chief Assistant City Attorney
City Attorney's Office, Code Enforcement

Progress of Code Enforcement, including ASET Quarterly report.
Per Council Resolution, the City Attorney's Office is to provide an ASET quarterly report, which includes a Code Enforcement update.
Code Enforcement includes five divisions: Rental Housing, Community Compliance, Special Teams, Administrative Support, and Legal. Rental Housing includes the Anti-Slum Enforcement Team (ASET), Reactive Rental Housing, the Rental Housing Improvement Act (RHIA) Inspection Unit, Motel Inspections, and the Mobilehome Parks Team. Community Compliance teams are dedicated to each Council District, as well as inspectors dedicated to commercial vacant buildings and the Blackstone corridor. Special Teams oversees the School Area Team (SAT), and other teams dedicated to abatements, illegal dumping citations, tires, demolitions, and vacant lots. The Administrative Support Team includes the public facing counter, FresGO, Public Records Act (PRA) response, and accounting. Code Enforcement partners with the Legal Team on compliance agreements, inspection warrants, and court actions, such as petitions for receivership and injunctions.
Rental Housing
ASET's goal is to increase the stock of affordable and habitable rental housing by pursuing and improving slum properties with substantial health and safety violations through enforcement, education, fines, receiverships, and compliance agreements.
ASET currently has eleven open cases with properties containing 241 rental units. Since the last quarterly report in December 2022, ASET has opened three new cases in properties containing 88 units. The attached ASET Weekly Status Report is updated and posted on the City's website every Friday, and it ha...

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