The city’s Neighborhood Services Department invites residents to attend a public meeting to learn about the city’s neighborhood preservation ordinance (Chapter 39 of the Phoenix City Code) and provide input for possible enhancements.

The meetings will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Devonshire Senior Center, 2802 E. Devonshire Ave., and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave.

The purpose of the ordinance is to protect neighborhoods against hazardous, blighting and deteriorating influences or conditions that contribute to the downgrade of neighborhood property values. The ordinance establishes minimum standards for the condition of the interior of residential buildings, requirements for maintenance of all residential and nonresidential buildings, structures of all kinds, as well as vacant and improved land.

For more information, call 602-534-4444 or e-mail


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