VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: Staggered transfer of code enforcement needed

— Dr. Henry Anderson has been no stranger to county commissioners in recent weeks as he has repeatedly called on them to give additional support to police and to clean up unsightly properties.

He echoed those calls again Tuesday when he told commissioners that he wanted to modify a request he made of them last week concerning transferring code enforcement from the community development department to the county police department.

Anderson said in light of current budget restraints, the commission should make that full transition a long-term goal to be achieved at a later date.

He suggested the commissioners instead give the police department a smaller code enforcement presence in the short-term so each commission district will have someone to enforce county rules regarding the upkeep of properties.

“You should at least designate four additional code enforcement officers that are cross-trained to give enforcement to the businesses and properties that I have previously stated are not in compliance and are in blatant violation of our rules,” Anderson said.

Anderson was the only resident who addressed the commission during its public comment period at this week’s meeting.

Compiled by Curt Yeomans


MD 2 years, 7 months ago

Upkeep of properties in Clayton County? That is a joke!


OscarKnight 2 years, 7 months ago

.....Strangers to Clayton County would be asking themselves these riddles :

(1)......Is this what happens in aftermath of human beings leaving an area ?

(2)......Is this before or after a hurricane ?

(3)......Where is the next entrance to the Interstate ?

(4).......Does anyone have any shame or pride remaining in this county ?

(5).......Where can I find a jeweler, to change my watch battery, in this Ghost Town ?


OscarKnight 2 years, 7 months ago

.....Code Enforcement in Clayton County only works when a fine is involved...Otherwise; We have no other choice but to turn a blind eye to these eye sores, and safety hazards.


OscarKnight 2 years, 7 months ago

...This well wisher, has this silly notion that Code Enforcement should be held responsible for correcting the mistakes made by these irresponsible tenants & slum lords....Ha, Ha !!!

...Welcome to The Clayton County Plantation !!!!


OscarKnight 2 years, 7 months ago

...I have taken several people to Code Enforcement Court, during the last 15 years, and each time I was badgered to spend money on Scientific Professionals to submit proof on my case. I hired one, then Code Enforcement advised me to hire another.

....All of this wasn't necessary, if the property owner would have agreed to allow my hired help to clean up his property, in the first place. Was anything accomplished by taken it to court ?....Nope !!!

.......For some odd reason, this county fights against those that tries to preserve the pride in property values.


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