More Code Officers are needed. Neighborhoods are going downhill from lack of Code Enforcement.
I heartily agree with you, Ms. Druyor.
Thank you for your comment.
any specific areas youd like to discuss Fran? Cheers!
We had an abandoned car sitting on our street for well over a month during the last tropical storm. The vehicle's windows were open, no lic plates were present yet it sat down by the dilapidated stores for weeks with not one city official willing to do so much as drive over to grab a VIN number to check if it was a stolen vehicle. (Given the number of stolen vehicles that have been recovered by the PCSO in this area, one can only assume the worst)
We have emails from the city code enforcement dept and police dept; both stating that they "did not have time" to check it out.
Eventually the car was removed, with no explanations ever received by code enforcement or LPD. Should we be "Grateful" the car was removed? Sure! But the fact of the matter and point of this comment is: we have emails from the city stating that "They do not have time" to look into our concerns. Now THAT is a problem.
The last thing Largo needs is more people on our city payroll ("ours" because we, the taxpayers are footing the bills). Utilize the employees we have and get the code enforcers out of the office and onto the streets.
Part of the problem is many growing families are strapped for time and cash. They are allowed a mortgage on a property they can barely afford, but then lack the resources to maintain it. It sucks, but it's the price you pay for living with poor people.