TULSA’S CITY ORDINANCES ARE TO HELP PROTECT US AGAINST CRIME

Crime, the inevitable result of disorder is contagious, starting with a broken window or one dark street in your neighborhood and spreading to an entire community.

An area with broken or boarded up windows, graffiti, dark and littered streets, ignoring city codes, such as high grass in yards and growing down into the street,  cars parked heading in the wrong direction, dogs off leash. etc. sends the message to criminals that the residents of your area don’t care about the safety of their neighbors.  The appearance that no one is going to call the police or report code violations makes the neighborhood a prime location for criminal activity.

CITY CODE VIOLATIONS MAKE A NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK RUN DOWN, REDUCING PROPERTY VALUES AND INVITING CRIME AND VIOLENCE!

That is the reason that there are city codes (with fines) that limit the time you can park on the street, unload your RV or boat in your driveway, leave a non-running car in your drive, leave your trash or recycle bins out, etc.

Developments decline & property values fall as much as 20%  for the entire area when code  violations are not corrected.  Trash in a neighborhood can reduce area property values by 14.5%, according to studies, referenced on the City of Tulsa website.

Each of us must be PROactive in reporting code violations, to keep our area from becoming crime ridden!    It is up to each and every one of us, to report violations immediately, holding every resident accountable, in order to keep our family safe!  Don’t let things get out of control by expecting someone else to report it. Police tell us that is how it has gotten out of control in crime-ridden areas.

THE SMALLEST VIOLATION, ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, CAN START A  SNOWBALL OF CRIME:

GRASS, WEEDS, TREES

TRASH

VEHICLES

POLLUTING THE CREEKS

ANIMALS

PLAYING OR RIDING BIKES IN THE STREET, NOISE

ATTEMPTING TO OPERATE A BUSINESS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA

REPORT THESE WHEN YOU SEE THEM

MAKE YOUR AREA MORE BEAUTIFUL

 

Checklist to See How Safe Your Home Is

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2 Responses to TULSA’S CITY ORDINANCES ARE TO HELP PROTECT US AGAINST CRIME

  1. Sunny says:

    I sent this out to several people. 

  2. Debra says:

    Hope everyone understands that we all MUST do our part to protect our family and not wait on someone else to do something…because sometimes everyone is waiting for that someone else and it never gets taken care of.

    Don’t ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet.

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