Since March of 2014, the Corpus Christi Police Department and City 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city’s current Southern Standards Property Code, it was found that code enforcement was currently operating under an outdated 1973 edition.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 city’s codes into current standards, we are working to adopt a new International Property Maintenance Code (CCPMC). This plan incorporates the “Best Practices” of codes from cities around the nation.
The main purpose of the CCPMC is to create a clear and concise set of codes, while eliminating the ambiguous wording which currently exist 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 CCPMC has only a few new codes. The complete plan can be reviewed 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 the fourth CCPMC meeting to discuss this plan tonight at Solomon Coles Elementary. The meeting will start at 6 PM. We encourage all citizens interested in hearing more information about the CCPMC to attend this meeting.
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 the conditions that attract crime.