Since March of 2014, the Corpus Christi Police Department and Code Enforcement have looked for effective ways to address the blighted conditions in Corpus Christi. In reviewing the city’s current Southern Standards Property Code, it was found that Code Enforcement was currently operating under an outdated 1973 edition. In an attempt to bring the Corpus Christi Code Enforcement into current standards, we are working to adopt the International Property Maintenance Code (CCPMC), which incorporates “Best Practices” codes from around the nation. While the CCPMC only has few new codes created within its text, the purpose of the CCPMC is to create a clear and concise set of codes, while eliminating the ambiguous wording which currently exists in the Southern Standards Code. In addition, the CCPMC will better work in conjunction with the already existing Unified Development Code and Unified Fire Code. The proposed CCPM has been placed on the Code Enforcement’s website for review. This site can be visited by logging into the City of Corpus Christi’s webpage at http://www.cctexas.com/ and select the city department tab to navigate to the Code Enforcement webpage. The Police Department will be hosting two town hall meetings to allow for comment on the proposed CCPMC. Listed below are the dates, times, and locations:
- May 5, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. – City Hall on the 6thfloor
- May 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. – Lindale Senior Center, 3135 Swantner
It is our belief that a clear and concise property maintenance code will not only reduce community blight, but can also work to reduce crime by removing blighted conditions that attract crime.
If you are unable to make the meetings, we will have them available for viewing on our Corpus Christi Police Department YouTube page. We will also stream the event live on our new Periscope account. You can view it by following @CorpusChristiPD on Periscope.