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Chandler provides help on code compliance problems

March 30th, 2022 SanTan Sun News
Chandler provides help on code compliance problems
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By the City of Chandler

Chandler’s Neighborhood Preservation Division has a team of code inspectors that are assigned areas throughout the city.

Part of their job is to ensure each home and business in their area is kept free from blight and in compliance with city code. Last year, our team of code inspectors completed a total of 41,679 inspections.

As part of their work in the community, code inspectors often discover homes in need of extra care. In many cases, the homeowners aren’t able to maintain their property because they might be elderly, or physically unable to care for their property.

In these situations, our inspectors work with staff from Neighborhood Programs to help match a group of volunteers to assist the homeowner through our Let’s Pull Together initiative.

Let’s Pull Together works with local faith-based organizations and major employers’ volunteer groups to enlist their help with homeowners in need with minor code compliance issues.

The City has worked closely with Amazon, Antioch Community Church, Compass Christian Church, Home Depot, Proof. Pest Control, Target and Zovio, to name a few.

We’re grateful for these partnerships that benefit our neighborhoods and help avoid further deterioration in our community. Last year, Let’s Pull Together volunteers assisted 60 households, up from 14 last year, with yard work, alley cleanup and painting of homes’ exteriors.

Last fall, the City unveiled its rebranded tool lending program to “Tools on the Go” with a new eye-catching trailer wrap design.

Residents or community volunteer groups may check out a compact trailer at no cost that’s filled with tools and supplies for a cleanup project. We provide all the tools and are just in need of volunteer manpower.

If you know of a resident in need of the Let’s Pull Together program, or if you are willing to volunteer as an individual or part of a group, or to borrow our Tools on the Go trailer, contact the City’s Neighborhood Programs Office at 480-782-4348 or email neighborhood.programs@chandleraz.gov.

Another key area of the Neighborhood Preservation Division includes the Graffiti Elimination Program. We have one dedicated staff member who’s committed to removing reported graffiti within 24 hours.

In 2021, there were 978 reported graffiti incidents, and our team of one removed 41,354 square feet of graffiti – a 178% incident increase compared to the previous year.

We’ve received compliments from numerous residents on the response time of graffiti removal and how communicative and understanding our inspector team is when working with residents.

Residents and our team of code inspectors and the sole graffiti eliminator work hand-in-hand to keep Chandler clean and beautiful. By taking pride in our community and keeping it blight free, we can keep property values high and ensure our city stays vibrant and safe.

How to report blight in Chandler

To report code violations, call or text 480-782-4320

To report graffiti, call or text 480-782-4320

Download Chandler’s PublicStuff app and report any city maintenance issue (streetlight outages, street repairs, code issues, etc) using the app

Residents also may email blight@chandleraz.gov

It’s important to provide a clear description of the violation, along with an address or cross streets with as much detail as possible.

You also may include your name or phone number in case staff has any follow-up questions.

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