Oregon City’s Code Enforcement officers can now be seen out on City streets every day of the week, as staffing has increased to a level that facilitates the seven day a week approach.
The increased staffing was a directive the City Commission brought forward during the budget process earlier this year, with some members expressing a desire to include weekends on the code enforcement schedule. Additional resources were allocated to increase staffing to an adequate level that allowed for seven-day-a-week patrols without losing coverage on other days.
“We have a good crew of dedicated Code Enforcement Officers and we’ve been able to add a few more to the team to meet the Commission’s goal in a timely manner” said Code Enforcement Manager Ryan Kersey.
Housed within the Oregon City Police Department, Code Enforcement personnel respond to citizen complaints ranging from neighborhood parking violations, noise issues, property maintenance and other livability concerns.
The newest officer took to the streets Aug 1 after completing training. In that time the additional staffing has allowed the department to respond to dozens of citizen concerns and providing services on the weekend.
According to Kersey, the new schedule has been positively received by residents.
“They’ve appreciated the quicker response on weekends, saving the wait time as in the past. Safety and livability issues can arise any day of the week, and residents have been happy that we can now respond to them no matter what day it is.”
Residents can report a violation by calling 503-905-3665, using the MY OC! App or online www.orcity.org