The words “code enforcement officer” can strike terror in the hearts of home and business owners.
But not on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Hillside neighborhood, where people attending the 33rd Annual Code Enforcement Association of Texas (C.E.A.T.) Conference spent a couple of hours cleaning up the area.
“I couldn’t have been more surprised when I was told about the cleanup,” said Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray, Council District 8. “Hillside is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods along with being a tight knit community of senior citizens with a dash of young families.
“It’s so wonderful to know these code officers, who’ve come to Fort Worth for continuing education, have taken the time to do a community service project. That says something about the heart of these individuals,” Gray said in a news release.
The cleanup location is east of downtown in an area bounded by Oleander on the north, Evans on the west, Maddox on the south and Hillside Park Road on the east.