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File #: 19-0972    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/12/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/25/2019 Final action: 6/25/2019
Title: Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee recommending the Board: 1) Approve restarting the code enforcement process for approximately 860 code enforcement cases that are from 2001 to 2017 that have not been resolved, which could pose a threat to health and safety; 2) Approve sending a Case Review Status letter to restart the process for the approximately 860 code enforcement cases; and 3) Authorize staff to record a Notice to Correct for the approximately 860 code enforcement cases for properties that do not come into compliance within the time frame provided by the Case Review Status letter and code. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Old Code Enforcement Cases - Presentation, 2. B - Backlog cases Code Enforcement - Case Review Status Letter
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Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee recommending the Board:
1) Approve restarting the code enforcement process for approximately 860 code enforcement cases that are from 2001 to 2017 that have not been resolved, which could pose a threat to health and safety;
2) Approve sending a Case Review Status letter to restart the process for the approximately 860 code enforcement cases; and
3) Authorize staff to record a Notice to Correct for the approximately 860 code enforcement cases for properties that do not come into compliance within the time frame provided by the Case Review Status letter and code. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On May 14, 2019, the Board of Supervisors heard an item on the history of over 850 code enforcement cases dating back to the early 2000s that have not been resolved. During the presentation, the Board of Supervisors asked the Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee to create a code enforcement letter to be sent to only cases, within the identified older cases, that could possibly threaten the health and safety of the public. In addition, the Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee is recommending that if any of the 860 cases do not come into compliance, after a minimum time of 90 days, staff have the ability to record a Notice to Correct on the property.

The requested actions are only for the approximately 860 code cases from 2001 to 2017. The Code Enforcement Ad Hoc Committee will look at code enforcement process in other communities and make recommendations for process changes for future cases.

Further Background on Code Enforcement Cases

El Dorado County Code Enforcement is responsible for the protection of the health and safety of El Dorado County residents by enforcing minimum standards for property maintenance as well as procedures for abatement of public nuisances.

The Code Enforcement Unit has historically been understaffed; however, with the adoption of several new ordinances including a Sign Ordinance, Oak Tree ...

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