Lubbock Police Chief Jones in Charge of Codes - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/7/04

Lubbock Police Chief Jones in Charge of Codes

Councilman Gary Boren says the city's code operation is a broken mess. He says a lack of authority is to blame for poor code enforcement in Lubbock. Councilman Tom Martin says it's time to get serious. "The time to talk about bureaucracy and who does what is over," said Martin.

The planning department managed code officers. But now, the council wants police Chief Claude Jones in charge. They believe the Chief can give better direction and adopt an aggressive enforcement philosophy. In the past, the city has used a "kinder and gentler" approach to enforcement which included warnings after warnings.

Kathy Mottet has kept an eye on codes for years. She's glad the council made the call to start ticketing rather than give violators a slap on the hand. "We don't get a warning we get a ticket. Give them a ticket. It's plain and simple. It puts the paper work, it cuts the red tape," said Mottet.

So what you're seeing is the first step into an aggressive code enforcement plan. Chief Jones will unveil his plan in two months.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Trump offers support for limited effort on background checks

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-19 06:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:04 AM EST2018-02-20 06:04:03 GMT

    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

    In a series of furious tweets from Mar-a-Lago, Trump vented about Russia, raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack on a Florida high school.

  • Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

    Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-20 04:32:13 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:03 AM EST2018-02-20 06:03:34 GMT

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

    A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

  • The Latest: No hearing date yet for curler accused of doping

    The Latest: No hearing date yet for curler accused of doping

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:21 PM EST2018-02-20 01:21:34 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:02 AM EST2018-02-20 06:02:51 GMT

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are aiming to become the most accomplished figure skaters in Olympic history as the free dance begins at Gangneung Ice Arena.

Powered by Frankly