Goal #11

Develop an incentive program for apartment and mobile home complex ownerships that promotes safe practices and good management of thier facilities.

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1. Create a complete list of apartment complexes with management contacts | Police | Start FY 2022 Q1 | Complete FY 2022 Q1

2. Create a recognition program for apartment and mobile park complexes to identify high-scoring facilities based on safe and good management practices | Police | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

3. Create a checklist of safety and health priorities and conduct inspections at each complex | Police | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

4. Conduct regular meetings with facility managers | Police | Start FY 2022 Q2 | Complete FY 2022 Q2

5. Conduct a Town Hall Meeting for community education | Police | Start FY 2022 Q3 | Complete FY 2022 Q3

6. Submit a final report on program progress to the City Council and post results on the City’s website | Police | Start FY 2022 Q4 | Complete FY 2022 Q4

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3rd Quarter Update
July 2022 

In Q3, staff created a complete list of apartment complexes with management contacts and held a meeting with facility managers on July 16 discussing the incentive program. In this meeting, the facility managers present spoke in favor of the program. The Police Department also held a discussion with the City Council in July on the program and is incorporating received feedback into the final plan. A Town Hall meeting will be scheduled in Q4 to educate the community on the final program.

2nd Quarter Update
April 2022 

In Q2, the City developed a score sheet for apartment properties that includes criteria for safety/security, health, code enforcement, and community communication. Staff shared the draft version of these criteria at a meeting conducted for interested apartment management groups, with only two apartments in DeSoto attending.