La Crosse is taking another step for neighborhood
Last night the council approved what they believe
is an improvement to code enforcement.
Over the next six to nine months.
Building inspection will be handled by the Fire Department.
That would allow the building and inspection department
more time to focus on issuing permits and handling
the fire department inspects more than 38-hundred
buildings every year.
The mayor believes that gives them the experience
they need to handle safety in the city.
I see that as a way to reduce duplication, work together,
work smarter, and ultimately improve the level of
inspections can include as many as six points of contact.
Both the mayor and the fire chief hope streamlining
this process will cut that number down to one or two.
and in the process it will help clean up the neighborhoods.
There's garbage issues, there's junk vehicles and
so on and so forth.
And I think as a starting point what I want to do
is focus on some of those things and say okay, how
can we become more efficient and get these things
The departments will work together through the fall
to assess where resources are needed and how to improve
the whole process.