- Associated Press - Friday, August 14, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Officials say most of the Council Bluffs rental units inspected during the first week of a new city program had violations.

Steve Carmichael is the city’s chief building official, and he told The Daily Nonpareil (https://bit.ly/1MnQ102 ) that he was surprised by the inspections results, because landlords had months to prepare.

Carmichael says that of the 82 single-family units inspected, 92 percent had violations. Most of them were electrical violations.

The policy of city employees inspecting rental units began Aug. 3, replacing the longtime self-inspection program.

Mayor Matt Walsh says he thinks the landlords “are working with the city, and we appreciate that very much.”


Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com

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