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File #: 22-2524    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/18/2022 In control: Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions
On agenda: 11/9/2022 Final action:
Title: An ordinance amending Chapter 27, "Minimum Property Standards," of the Dallas City Code by : (1) providing a definition for "unsafe property"; (2) providing unsafe properties to be a public safety nuisance subject to abatement; (3) providing that unsafe properties must implement Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles; (4) providing a penalty not to exceed $2,000.00; (5) providing a saving clause; (6) providing a severability clause; and (7) providing an effective date - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (see Fiscal Information)
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety
AGENDA DATE: November 9, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions
EXECUTIVE: Jon Fortune
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An ordinance amending Chapter 27, "Minimum Property Standards," of the Dallas City Code by : (1) providing a definition for "unsafe property"; (2) providing unsafe properties to be a public safety nuisance subject to abatement; (3) providing that unsafe properties must implement Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles; (4) providing a penalty not to exceed $2,000.00; (5) providing a saving clause; (6) providing a severability clause; and (7) providing an effective date - Financing: No cost consideration to the City (see Fiscal Information)

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BACKGROUND

Chapter 27 of the Dallas City Code establishes minimum property standards and enforcement requirements which govern every building in the City of Dallas.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the standard for criminal activity deterrence for the built environment. CPTED assessments and standards are used throughout the country and in private industry in design and construction of properties.

This amendment to Chapter 27 will provide the definition of a "Public Safety Nuisance" as a property that: (1) violates specific provisions of Article III of Chapter 27 in the previous 12 months OR is designated as a habitual criminal or habitual nuisance property as defined in Article VIII of Chapter 27; AND (2) is in an area identified by the City's Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions as being at an elevated public safety risk. Properties that meet this definition will be required to implement CPTED principles.

Notice of the requirement to implement CPTED standards will be provided to "unsafe properties" quarterly and will encourage voluntary compliance. In addition, the Office of Integrated Public Safety Solutions will c...

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