Sterling Heights is a beautiful city because residents are proud of their homes and work to keep them up.
Their efforts should be bolstered by a renewed focus on code enforcement. With a city of our size, there are a few bad actors that don't properly care for their property. And their lack of care harms all of our property values.
So I've made it a priority that the Code Enforcement Department is properly funded and is proactively working to fight blight.
Due to my efforts, we now have 12 inspectors, driving through the neighborhoods, paying attention, and writing citations if necessary, rather than sitting behind their desks waiting for tips.
Together, we all will make Sterling Heights a better place to live and work.