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Code enforcement officer making progress in community


November 21, 2018

TOMMY MULL looks over a map of Sweet Home that he works from in enforcing city codes.

Sweet Home's code enforcement officer handled 264 cases in the five-month span between June 4 and Nov. 2.

Tommy Mull, a staffer for the city's Community and Economic Development Department, took over the program from the Sweet Home Police Department this year.

"The Police Department gave us a great foundation to move it to the next level," Mull said. His mission,he said, is not to issue citations but to achieve compliance.

"We're not punitive," he said. "We can be. We don't want to be."

And that means he's emphasizing education.

The Police Department's program was reactive – the way it...

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