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HEMET ROCS
“Restoring Our Community
Strategy”
Citizen Advisory
Committee (CAC)
April 5, 2012
What is Hemet ROCS?
• Hemet ROCS is a Comprehensive Program
designed to stabilize & restore our
Residential Neighborhoods and the larger
Community
• Involves the City Council, other Government
Officials, the Citizen Advisory Committee,
and the Community to partner together to
identify the issues and formulate solutions
• Establishes a Multi-disciplinary staff team to
draft & implement the ordinances &
programs
RESTORING OUR COMMUNITY
PREMISE:
PROPERTY STANDARDS
HEALTHY
NEIGHBORHOODS
PROPERTY
OWNER
RESPONSIBILITIES
TENENT
REQUIREMENTS &
RESPONSIBILITIES
Benefits to the Community
• Higher quality of life;
• More stable, safer, and attractive residential
neighborhoods;
• Deterrent to criminal behavior and opportunity
• Makes Landlords more accountable for tenant
selection and behavior
• Affordable housing to seniors and families without
sacrificing high standards and quality;
• Provides City with ability to better protect the
community
• Enhanced community image and opportunity to
attract and retain businesses
Ordinance Status Report
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19 potential ordinances/programs have
been identified to date
6 ordinances/programs have already been
adopted, and are being implemented:
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Prohibition of medical marijuana dispensaries
Regulation of Shopping carts
“Florida First” Program
Moratorium on smoke shops and hookah lounges
Sex Offender Location Restrictions
Sex offender Residency Restrictions
Status
• 2 Draft ordinances are scheduled for review
by the City Council at their April 24th meeting
– Drug & Gang Related Crime on residential property
– Abatement of Chronic Nuisance Properties
• 2 additional draft ordinances have been
prepared and are under review and final
drafting by the Technical Advisory Team
before being presented to CAC:
– Group Homes & Boarding Houses (revised)
– Parolee/Probationer housing regulations
Status
• 3 Updates to existing ordinances are under
preparation:
– Updates to Administrative Citations
– Update to Nuisance Abatement Ordinance
– Update to Abandoned/Foreclosure Ordinance
• 6 additional ordinances need research and
review of other agencies and case law:
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Rental Unit Registration and Inspection Ordinance
Landscape & Property Maintenance
Motel residency
Prostitution Abatement
Alcoholic Beverage Permit regulations
Business License Ordinance Revisions
Drug & Gang-Related Crime on
Residential Property
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Draft Ordinance holds Landlords
responsible for knowingly allowing
tenants to use the property for criminal
activity that occurs on their property,
such as drug traffic and gang- related
crime
Chronic Nuisance Properties
 Draft Chronic Nuisance Safety Ordinance holds
landlords responsible for continued police calls and
nuisance complaints on their rental property
– “Chronic” is defined as multiple calls to the same
residence in a period of time (i.e. 4 calls in 12
months).
– “Nuisance activity” is identified as issues ranging from
disturbing the peace to committing a felony
– The landlord as well as the tenant can be charged for
cost recovery of all related police/city services to
respond to the call or abate the nuisance.
– Penalties can include Administrative Citations, liens,
or revocation of a Rental Housing Business License.
– This type of ordinance addresses the behavior of the
occupant, not the physical condition of the property
IMPLEMENTATION
• Reactive vs. Pro-active enforcement
– Complaint and Patrol driven
– Task Force Model:
• Multi-departmental
• Multi- agency
• Funding Mechanisms for resources??
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Cost recovery: administrative citations, liens
Agency partnerships
State & Federal Grants
Volunteers
CDBG
General Fund
Joint Agency Opportunities
• Collaborate on ordinances and implementation
strategies with San Jacinto and the County of Riverside
for the entire Valley area
– San Jacinto’s Valley ROCS Program
– Supervisor Stone’s new Public Safety Program
• Potential to partner with the City of San Jacinto and the
County to develop a joint task force for creating and
implementing the ROCS ordinances and programs
• Collaborate with Government Agency Liaisons and the
CAC in providing opportunities for education, public
outreach, and enforcement efforts to implement the
programs in the valley
• Allocate resources to develop implementation programs
and identify cost-recovery mechanisms
Next Steps for the CAC
• Provide any comments or feedback to
the staff regarding the Hemet ROCS
program and priorities for the
ordinances, or others that should be
considered
• Comments from the Government
Agency Representatives
• Comments from the public (optional)
• Topic for next agenda - options
• Adjourn
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