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Specialized Code Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $105,989)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Moreno will use the JAG funds to hire part time staff for the Code and Neighborhood Services Division. The new staff members will target certain kinds of code violations, including un-permitted home-based businesses, unlicensed vendors, illegal automotive sales, theft of recyclable materials, posting of signs in the public right-of-way, illegal commercial vehicle parking and neighborhood trash receptacle scavenging. Staff will target violators citywide during the evenings and weekends when code compliance has minimal resources available to respond to violations.


Date Created: September 16, 2009