An article in last Thursday's Dallas Morning News, "A new code for business," says the City of Richardson is considering enhancing code enforcement for businesses. This would follow earlier efforts to strengthen code enforcement in neighborhoods (10 yea… more »
The scene above is not South Garland Rd but is in east Garland, or, more accurately, was.
The picture above, which I used in the previous post, was given to me yesterday by a staff member. He was under the impression that it w… more »
The Caterpillar, the Crow, and the Farmer
A caterpillar starts to climb a wooden rod and soon encounters straw. He thinks, "I'll have to remember this is here." He climbs further and soon is crossing a smoother material, faded blue denim. He likes ho… more »
South Garland Avenue received some revitalization in the early 1990's along the railroad and high-power lines and some sidewalks in front of the businesses. Compare this corridor to Forest Lane. The right of way widths are not the same so the comparison… more »
The quality of life in our neighborhoods is critical as a place we want to be and to protect our investments in our homes. Several houses in good neighborhoods have been converted to boarding houses, in disregard to city ordinances. Garland only allows… more »
City of Garland Press Release:
Members of the Garland Youth Council help a Garland resident trim trees and hedges
as partners with “Code Cares.” Photo Source: City Staff
“Code Cares” Program Receives Statewide Recogni… more »
City of Garland News Release:
Garland Code Director Elected Vice President of State Organization
Garland, Texas — October 23, 2008 — Garland Code Compliance Director, Steve Killen, was elected vice president of the Texas Environmental… more »
At the last Council work session, Richard Briley, Managing Director of the Health, and Steve Killen, Director of Code Compliance, gave an update on the proactive code compliance program that had been initiated a few months ago. I mentioned here why I th… more »
After being elected to the Council last year, my exposure to the Code Compliance Dept increased dramatically. I heard complaints from some residents that the department was too strict and from others how the inspectors were overlooking violations. Some… more »
Who do you call when a street light is out or someone has sprayed graffiti on your fence?
Cities offer many services: police, fire, sanitation, water, and the list keeps going. It is what we expect of cities;… more »
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