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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2007

Public hearing on nuisance code revision set for May 21

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhood and Community Services Department will hold a public hearing May 21 about the revision of the nuisance code. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. at the Robert J. Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center, located at 3200 Wayne Ave. in Kansas City, Mo.

"I invite residents to attend and hear a presentation on proposed changes to the City's nuisance code and to provide comments regarding the changes," said Les Washington, director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department. "Because the proposal represents a significant change in enforcement policy, the Neighborhood and Community Services Department is holding a public hearing to determine the level of support before submitting the changes to the City Council for consideration."

Citizen satisfaction surveys have indicated a low level of satisfaction with enforcement of City codes governing the maintenance of private property. The proposed revision is intended to improve enforcement and increase citizen satisfaction.

The proposed revision will create a more aggressive enforcement policy for common nuisances such as accumulations of trash, overgrown yards, and disabled vehicles on private property.

Media inquiries and other requests for more information about this issue should be directed to David Park, assistant director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3231.

    
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