Whereas Code Enforcement Officers provide for safety and welfare of citizens throughout the City of Pasadena by enforcing local codes or ordinances on a variety of issues including building, zoning, housing, environmental, health and life safety; and
Whereas Code Enforcement Officers have a challenging and demanding role, and often do not receive recognition for the job they do to improve living and working conditions for residents and businesses of local communities; and
Whereas these dedicated individuals share the goals of preventing neighborhood deterioration and enhancing and ensuring safety through knowledge and application of housing, zoning, building, and nuisance codes and ordinances; and
Whereas Code Enforcement Officers are called upon to provide quality customer service and excellence to the residents and businesses of the communities in which they serve; and
Whereas the City recognizes and wants to bring awareness to the importance of code enforcement to the community;
Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2023 in Pasadena as Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Month.