VIRTUAL BUILDING AND PLANNING COUNTER
With social distancing becoming a way of life and many customers looking to speak with a planner or building plan checker without having to leave the comfort of home, the building and planning staff are working on developing a virtual building and planning counter using Microsoft Teams. Customers will sign up for a 30-minute appointment to meet with staff. Microsoft Teams will allow staff and customers to share their screens so that they can review a set of plans or look at a code section. Staff eagerly hopes to roll out this new function by the end of May.
With all the spring rain we have had coupled by some warm sunny days, we have seen an uptick in overgrown vegetation cases. Overgrown lawns are not just unsightly, but they provide cover and a habitat for rodents. Since the start of the year, the City has opened 126 cases. The City inspectors would like to take time to thank residents who keep their lawns trimmed and those residents who quickly trim their lawns after receiving a courtesy notice. If you see a particularly bad case of overgrown vegetation or any other code enforcement issues please do not hesitate to report it at RequestTracker or at (626) 285-5240.