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October is what month?
Friday, October 1, 2021 by Jo Clifton
As usual, Fredericksburg is celebrating Oktoberfest this month. The ASPCA is celebrating Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Here in Austin, October is Code Month, thanks to a proclamation presented by Council Member Greg Casar to the Code Department’s assistant director, Daniel Word, honoring the department. According to the proclamation, the hard-working employees of Austin Code investigate more than 38,000 citywide code cases per year and perform more than 75,000 inspections. Code has grown from a small division of the Austin Resource Recovery Department to a department with more than 150 employees. “Throughout this pandemic, our employees have continued their work as essential workers, responding to community needs and going to locations throughout the city to inspect properties, homes and businesses to help ensure the safety of the public,” Word said. “Whatever the future may bring, we at Austin Code are dedicated to ensuring safe places to live, work and play.” He thanked Council for the recognition and said his department looks forward to building a more resilient Austin.
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