Riverside County Code Enforcement celebrates Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week
October 11, 2023
The Riverside County Code Enforcement Department is on a mission to improve the quality of life throughout our communities, and this week, the department is celebrating its accomplishments during Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week.
The State of California has proclaimed the second week of October as Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Week and from Oct. 8-14, Riverside County Code Enforcement is recognizing its officers for their dedication to our residents, businesses, and visitors.
“I would like to thank the hard-working men and woman on our team who make it their mission each and every day to improve the quality of life for all of our residents,” said Robert “Bob” Magee, director of Riverside County Code Enforcement.
Code Enforcement is responsible for 56 unincorporated communities from Green River to the Colorado River, with a population exceeding 400,000 residents. Officers enforce the County's rules, regulations, and ordinances related to land use and zoning, illegal businesses, and community preservation issues. Our officers are trained and experienced in dealing with the day-to-day calls that they receive for multiple issues, which range from unpermitted event venues like weddings, concerts, and rodeos, to illegal cannabis grows and dispensaries, and illegal street vending.
Code Enforcement officers are committed and trained professionals who share the goals of preventing neighborhood deterioration, enhancing communities, ensuring safety, and preserving property values through knowledge, training, and an application of housing, zoning, and nuisance laws. While law enforcement reacts to quickly address and eradicate an immediate problem, Code Enforcement plays the long game, holding property owners responsible for the condition of their properties. Code Enforcement seeks to strike a balance between enforcement and compliance by engaging in a community-oriented approach geared toward achieving voluntary compliance.
This week, the Riverside County Code Enforcement Department recognizes its Administration staff, the Cannabis Task Force, the Tire Team, the Special Enforcement Team, the Short-Term Rental team, and four District teams for their work to improve our County.
This year, Code Enforcement launched a “Learning with Code Enforcement” video series on YouTube to help educate the public about the ordinances and rules our officers are charged with enforcing. The videos range from topics such as waste tires to occupied recreational vehicles, accumulated rubbish, and cannabis. The Department also launched a new website with easy-to-navigate information and the answers to frequently asked questions from our residents and visitors.
Visit Riverside County Code Enforcement at ce.rctlma.org or call us at (951) 955-2004 or (760) 393-3344 for more information.