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"To connect residents with experts and get their questions answered, the city created the Code Compliance 101 program."

Some of the most popular questions the city receives are related to code compliance. To connect residents with experts and get their questions answered, the city created the Code Compliance 101 program.

The first session is at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 29, at Country Meadows Elementary School, 8409 N. 111 Avenue, Peoria.

“The city works to ensure safe, healthy neighborhoods that are consistent with our city codes,” said Jack Stroud, Peoria Neighborhood Services manager. “While striving for voluntary compliance and public awareness, the code compliance function maintains and preserves the integrity of buildings, properties and neighborhoods in the community.

“Our Code Compliance 101 program is intended to help residents and business owners gain a better understanding of how our city codes work to benefit them and how we can work together in partnership to create and maintain a sense of community pride.”

Code Compliance 101 is a series of education and training sessions where code officers will discuss common code violations and provide an overview of the complaint process. The most common violations in Peoria are RV and trailer storage, weeds and grass, material and debris, dead vegetation and signs.

The code compliance team is dedicated to protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare while ensuring every citizen the right to a clean, enjoyable neighborhood by enforcing the city’s codes and ordinances.

Future sessions are:

• 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 12, at Ira A. Murphy Elementary School, 7231 W. North Lane, Peoria

• 6 p.m. Thursday, January 16, at Zuni Hills Elementary School, 10851 W. Williams Road, Sun City

• 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Paseo Verde Elementary School, 7880 W. Greenway Road, Peoria

For more information about the sessions or the code compliance process, contact the team at 623-773-7162 or codecompliance@peoriaaz.gov.