November 27, 2018
For Immediate Release
City Emphasizes Education with New Property Maintenance Amendments
SAVANNAH, GA (November 27, 2018) — Today the City of Savannah held a news conference to emphasize education and compliance in regards to new amendments made to the property maintenance ordinance passed by City Council last Tuesday.
The news conference took place off of Pennsylvania Avenue (District 3), in a location that has been plagued with illegal yard parking and derelict vehicle violations. With the amended ordinance in effect, the newly reorganized Code Compliance Department was joined by Mayor Eddie DeLoach, District 3 Alderman John Hall, Mayor Pro Tem Carol Bell and District 4 Alderman Julian Miller to announce the City’s efforts to educate and enforce the ordinance in the following weeks.
“We want people, wherever they live, to feel comfortable about what and who they live by,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach.
The Code Compliance Department has created brochures for residents that explain the sections of the property maintenance ordinance that pertain to residential parking and derelict/abandoned vehicles. Code Compliance Officers began passing out Courtesy Warning Notices today for vehicle and parking violations and will continue through the end of this year. Beginning January 2, 2019, Code Compliance Officers will begin issuing $25 citations for illegally parked cars, boats and trailers.
“We do not want our actions to be punitive in anyway. We want people to take their hard earned dollars and improve their properties,” said District 3 Alderman John Hall.
The full news conference from today can be viewed Here.