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David Land

47 neighbors want to see Mesa start enforcing city codes and require property owners to keep their property clean in Mesa.

There are too many areas in Mesa where property owners are not held accountable for the garbage the  trashy properties whether it be homes or business. More could be done. But instead, what I see, are decisions being made that make no sense and money being spent on some of the dumbest ideas like taking a needed lane of Country Club and turning it into a two lane path for bicycles that require bicyclists to ride again traffic. I would also include the idea someone had of painting sidewalks and intersections the ugly yellow, orange and blue colors. 

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Czarina

Additional code enforcement staff is needed. And, the idea that management staff has to "not pick on" people is unacceptable. Mesa looks trashy and shabby.

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Posted Oct 12, 2017
Sherri Wheeler
Sherri Wheeler
Oct 17, 2017

I agree. I live east of Gilbert and north of Southern. There were meetings that were held to improve the neighborhoods. The example was the City did not want the older areas to look like west of Gilbert. For awhile it started to improve. Code compliance should drive the areas that do not have an HOA every four months. Don't come during regular business hours, come early AM, on a weekends and at night. Would be a benefit if there was a volunteer to drive the streets to have people move their RV's, boats, construction vehicles/trailers off the street,

Posted by Sherri Wheeler on Oct 17, 2017
Grandma Lulu
Grandma Lulu
Oct 18, 2017

I agree with both of you. In the last year or so it seems like code enforcement disappeared and the neighborhoods show it.

Posted by Grandma Lulu on Oct 18, 2017
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Concerned Citizen

Instead of ratting out your neighbors and whining to the City about enforcement, maybe people should try to help each other more. Most people want to keep their houses looking nice, but get overwhelmed by all the work involved. Some people are disabled and can't afford to hire help. If neighbors would just give up one day at the gym and help each other, their neighborhoods would look better.

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Posted Aug 18, 2017
Grandma Lulu
Grandma Lulu
Sep 21, 2017

I agree with you but that is not what am seeing in my neighborhood. I am seeing younger people who own these houses and who do not try to care of their property. They have over grown weeds, trash in the front yards, broke down and running cars parked all over their front yards too, not to mention the overgrown allies that also have parked cars and RV's in them. If we were to have an issue with the power or water we will be in trouble because they will not be able to access the allies.

Posted by Grandma Lulu on Sep 21, 2017
Grandma Lulu
Grandma Lulu
Sep 21, 2017

I am not even talking about painting their houses all I want is the city code enforcement to come into the neighborhoods and start by making them clean up their property. My experience has been that the code enforcement only comes into the neighborhood if someone tells on a neighbor for something and then they ignore all the other violations in that same neighborhood. I know this because my neighbor had a complaint to trim their trees but the neighbor right next door has two broken down cars in front yard with windows broke out and 1ft weeds covering the entire front yard and nothing was said to them. While they are there why don't they go through the neighborhood and clean it all up at once. Just saying not that hard to do if you are already there and you want to make the city a nice place.

Posted by Grandma Lulu on Sep 21, 2017
Czarina
Czarina
Oct 12, 2017

The excuse of answering only to complaints is a result of lack of staff and management support.

Posted by Czarina on Oct 12, 2017
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Sharon

If the city would actively enforce and encourage homeowners who would love to repair their homes themselves -- with city inspections -- it would be great. The current policy and pricing schedule does the exact opposite. Excessive permitting costs mean my family will never do any major project again. We paid $500 for a permit for a patio cover. I understand rentals or other commercial enterprises being subject to higher costs -- it's a money making enterprise. But to charge some person who can barely afford the materials, probably purchased in Mesa btw, a commercial level fee is just obscene. The cost of their labor, at national rates double the price of Arizona wages, also factor into the permit. Electricians, plumbers, carpenters etc do not earn $40 an hour in Arizona and it is wrong to assess on the basis of those New York City level wages. Homeowner repairs done to a owner-occupied home should be assessed at a lower rate, if it's converted to a rental within two years, send a bill just like if someone sells their house.

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Posted Jul 15, 2017
Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
Aug 18, 2017

David, according to your profile, you live in Gilbert. So it's really none of your business what happens in Mesa. Just sayin'. :)

Posted by Concerned Citizen on Aug 18, 2017
leroy a. moreno
leroy a. moreno
Sep 27, 2017

ratting out your neighbor does seem too help. they clean up once a then it starts all over again. back yards are a fire hazard and creating rats and insects problems for others . and the smell of all of the garbage and other stuff rotting away. plus why do we have to give our personal info out for the process of sending out a code compliance officer .or nothing wont happen.

Posted by leroy a. moreno on Sep 27, 2017
Czarina
Czarina
Oct 12, 2017

Fining has become an issue because the attorneys have gotten involved and the ordinance does not have enough teeth.

Posted by Czarina on Oct 12, 2017
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