Municipal Building and Zoning Code Enforcement Best Practices is an authoritative, insider's perspective on the best practices for understanding new trends and changes in local building and zoning ordinances. Featuring municipal attorneys from across the country, these experts guide the reader through the growing concerns in building and zoning code enforcement, including the effects of the housing crisis, the push for greener building practices, and the implementation of changes to development laws. Discussing the challenges of responding to new regulations and developing oversight programs, the authors share their best practices for identifying areas where violations have increased and resolving claims before they escalate. These leaders reveal their secrets for interpreting, applying, and enforcing local zoning, building, and property maintenance codes as a part of the municipal planning process. Additionally, the attorneys share their advice on educating policy-makers, composing an effective compliance team, and setting compliance goals. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds today, as these experts reveal the secrets behind remaining compliant amidst community development.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business intelligence from C-Level executives (Chairman, CEO, CFO, CMO, Partner) from the world's most respected companies nationwide, rather than third-party accounts from unknown authors and analysts. Each chapter is comparable to an essay/thought leadership piece and is a future-oriented look at where an industry, profession or topic is headed and the most important issues for the future. Through an exhaustive selection process, each author was hand-picked by the Inside the Minds editorial board to author a chapter for this book.
1. Craig D. Tindall, City Attorney, Glendale, Arizona City Attorney's Office "Building a Supportive Organizational Environment for Code Enforcement"
2. Timothy D. Bates, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP "Creating Win-Win Situations"
3. Mary Kahl, Attorney, Mary Kahl LLC "Effective Enforcement Practices"
4. Daniel D. Crean, Attorney/Proprietor, Crean Law Office "Responding to Changes in Building and Zoning"
5. Gregory S. Jager, City Attorney, Bettendorf, Iowa City Attorney's Office "Investigating Code Violations and Monitoring Enforcement Actions"
6. Dwight H. Merriam, Partner, Robinson & Cole LLP "Meeting Code Enforcement Challenges Head-On Especially in a Distressed Economy"
Appendix A: Sample Administrative Consent Agreement
Appendix B: Sample Enforcement Letter
Appendix C: Sample Administrative Nuisance Order
Appendix D: Sample Letter of Continuance of Nuisance Hearing
Appendix E: Sample Letter Regarding Nuisance Order
Appendix F: Sample Notice of Commencement of Administrative Nuisance Process
Appendix G: Sample Court Complaint for Land Use Violations
Appendix H: Land Use Board Applications Manual Table of Contents
Appendix I: Sample Developer Improvement Agreement
Appendix J: Rental Inspection Checklist
Appendix K: Housing Code Requirements Summary
Appendix L: Inspection Report
Appendix M: Rental Property Inspection Report
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