Chesterfield County has just launched its new Department of Community Enhancement, to help erase pockets of poverty and rebuild aging communities.
The department’s new director Kirk Turner says they will crack down on code violations.
“We like to be aggressive. Where we have issues, we’d like to get people to clean that up.”
But the new, 18-member department is much more than just property police. They will help form public policy on codes, and zoning and incentives and tax abatement and rebuilding.