Dallas Code Compliance Hosts Community Event in Oak Cliff

About 200 code compliance officers spent the day visiting more than 4,000 homes. Staff said the event was designed to educate residents about city code issues and resources.

DALLAS – Dallas Code Compliance staff are focused on visibility and community engagement.

About 200 workers spent Wednesday morning jamming neighborhoods in south Dallas, ZIP code 75203.

They showed up for the “All Hands on Deck Community Initiative”.

“Today we engage with the community,” said Adrian Allen.

Workers roamed the streets, door-to-door, handing out educational materials and information about resources available to residents.

“Often, CODE officers get bad press. We’re trying to change that perception,” Allen said.

The ministry’s presence was less about issuing citations and warnings. It was more about education and community engagement.

“We know that some people don’t like to dial 311 because they don’t like having problems with their neighbours. But we don’t see it that way,” said Patrick Parker.

Staff informed residents of some of the common code issues, including unwanted motor vehicles, parking on unapproved surfaces, tall weeds, illegal dumping and litter.

Animal control officers were also with the group. Dogs on the loose are also a common call. At least one injured and homeless dog was recovered during Wednesday’s community engagement event.

Information on home repair assistance for seniors was also provided.

“We love what we do. We have a passion for keeping our city clean, healthy and safe,” added Parker.

Dallas Code Compliance staff urge residents to report issues and violations to 311.

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