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Austin Code reaches out

Monday, April 6, 2020 by Tai Moses

In a letter to the community, José G. Roig, interim director of the Austin Code Department, writes that his department’s mission – “Building a safer and greater Austin together through code education, collaboration and enforcement” – is more relevant than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. Reminding the public of the importance of social distancing and avoiding gatherings, he explains that, “While our inspectors are out educating the community on the Stay Home-Work Safe orders, the rest of our staff are doing their work from home. Our workforce continues to ensure that communication critical to the work of serving Austin residents is easier and more responsive.” Many code department services are available online or by cell phone, he writes, adding, “Know that during this time, we continue to receive and respond to your requests for service, and the unwavering commitment of our code inspectors to respond to your needs stands strong.” Read the entire letter here.

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