FAIRFIELD — Expanded municipal enforcement powers for condominiums won approval Tuesday by the City Council after Police Chief Walt Tibbet said the measures would help Parkway Gardens and other neighborhoods throughout Fairfield.
The changes, passed as an urgency ordinance that begins immediately, allow the city to pursue civil remedies to achieve goals that include tenant screening at condos.
“Nobody who lives in their home should feel unsafe,” Councilwoman Catherine Moy said – but that’s happened at Parkway Gardens, she said.
The community safety section of the city code providing a way for a property manager to improve safety previously required the city staff to prove the same violation has happened at least twice within a year, according to a city staff report. New rules note second safety violations of any type spur the enforcement remedy, rather than repeating the same safety violation.
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