Editorial Board: Code enforcement can change its name but not its mission
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Once again…why no mention of the code enforcement officer that was gunned down while performing his duties?
I meant by Delaney not TAP…
If they were “code enforcing” rather than devoting time to name changing, more work could get accomplished. But it’s more about headlines for the director than actually accomplishing actual duties
Not only do they need to continue wearing the vests but they also need body cameras.
Where does RC find these “directors?”
OMG. That’s probably factual. lol
Can a citizen have the ARC government served for non compliance when public roadsides and parks are not maintained?
Snowflake squad comes to mind. She and the fella from the parks department need to get together, I hear a duet in their future.
One of the big red flags of bad management of any entity is a focus on optics over results.
How does one ARC locate, hire, and employ such a huge group of managers and administrators who cannot perform their duties, analyze their department’s performance, identify problems, and implement effective solutions? Does she really believe that renaming the department will solve any actual problems? Did any commissioner ask her what the renaming will cost in terms of new letterhead and forms, uniforms, vehicle signage, computer system changes, etc. She doesn’t know. An ARC official’s response to every problem is to delay, distract, dis-inform, divide, and distance themselves from that issue.
I agree Mr. Antonacci.
Another waste of a salary…like the cost of a lawn mower is a problem with these deadbeats.
Changing the name along with trying to be a rental company for yard equipment that will require repairs and losses only means more waste of taxpayers money.
The kinder, gentler way is working oh so well for the sheriff’s office. Remember that campaign slogan from back in 2011? “Educate not incarcerate”. How’s that working out for them and our current DA?
The Richmond County Commission should continue with their name changes. I suggest “The Garden City of Blooming Idiots.”
EDITORIAL, you didn’t mention she, CARLA DELANEY, Director of the Planning and Development Department proposed that $50,000 be given (from taxpayers) for her suggested “Comply and Supply” – providing rental tools to those that are violating code, much against – I pay mine and, I can’t afford to pay someone else’s. I am totally against the name change and taking vests away from enforcement officers. Code Enforcement should be closely reviewed, the problem of enforcing violators has been a long ongoing problem for many years. Code enforcement officers should have the help of law enforcement if needed (i.e., presenting people with written code violations or assisting the code enforcement officer if there is a danger). Laws need to be reviewed and changed if necessary to solve the history and growing out-of-control blight problems. I believe there are many laws that should be changed to help enforce the codes better, and we need to approach our state government for changes. Blight and Crime go hand in hand.
When they loan a mower for somebody to cut their own grass and it’s not returned, I guess Code whatever can look for it at a local Pawnshop.
There has never been an effective system for real code enforcement in this city due to the lack of support by the governing body. Anyone doesn’t understand doesn’t know the definition of code enforcement.
Exactly! The answer is not changing a name, throwing taxpayer’s money to offenders.