How good is code enforcement in the Valley?
July 13, 2017
• Symposium to bring experts together in Stockton
• To discuss what works, what doesn’t and where to find the money
Code enforcement is often seen as crucial to the safety and quality of life in any community. But limited funding and capacity leave many San Joaquin Valley communities vulnerable.
Now, a “Code Enforcement Symposium” will bring together advocates and professionals from across the Valley to explore current code enforcement strategies being used throughout the San Joaquin Valley and the resources available to support and grow its work.
The symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of the Pacific Vereschagin Alumni House in Stockton. It is co-hosted by the San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative, Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State, and California Coalition for Rural Housing.
Curtis Wright, of Silver & Wright LLP, and Celida Miramontes of Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance Inc. will begin the day by framing key issues and walking through real case studies. The day will continue with a panel highlighting successful code enforcement strategies, featuring the city of Madera, Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, and the city of Stockton.
Presenters will provide overviews of their processes and key partnerships. Throughout the day participants will engage in discussions and networking, giving attendees an opportunity to discuss code enforcement in their communities, considering their own needs, challenges, and opportunities.