Title should be: Volunteer code enforcement surveys
Due to the economic situation and tight budgets, and limited staffing, has anyone found success using systematic volunteer reporting of code enforcement violations?
I understand that we probably don't need to dig up more work for us to do, but I am concerned with the systematic approach to sureying the entire city for our consistent application of the most importand code regulations.
Has your jurisdiction approached volunteer services to cover more areas with no survey expense?
Did you have a priority system (did you look for only certain violations as a priority)?
How did this work out?
Did you find that you had consistency of area coverage?
Were you able to prioritize what you wanted to emphasize first - in a uniform manner?
Did this interfere with regular enforecement surveys?
Did this cause more problems for your regular code enforcement officers, if you have any?
Did you prioritiize code violation search?
Did you search for just one type of violation uniformly throughout your jurisdiction?
Did this increase workload unbareably?
Would you recommend a volunteer code violation survey for other jurisdictions?
Is there a posting of volunteerism results somewhere in the Cyburbia Forums?
Is there a discussion and conclusion where this has already been thoroughly covered that you could recommend?
Please feel free to address just one of the above questions if you want to.