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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Code enforcement varies widely from city to county

 


When it comes to code enforcement, location means everything.

A push to put a shine on Goldendale’s curb appeal has been a driving factor in enforcement of city ordinances when it comes to nuisance properties, but it is quite another thing for the county at large.

The city of Goldendale is proactive in contacting residences where nuisances are seen; it is not complaint driven. However, the city council has pressed for action, sometimes on specific sites. In 2012 Goldendale opened cases on 164 properties that were considered nuisances due to accumulation of items deemed to be trash, in the yards. There were 195 cases opened in 2013.

Klickitat County’s enforcement of nuisance ordinances...



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