By Al Bravo | Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent
In a continuing effort to strengthen the City of Apache Junction by helping increase property values and becoming a more attractive place for business, the city has adjusted some property maintenance standards under Chapter 9 of the city code.
The revisions follow a consistent effort by the city to focus on improving the beauty of the city, enhancing property values and addressing health concerns in the community. In 2017, the city council directed staff to update the code accordingly and held public discussions on Nov. 5, 2018, and Dec. 4, 2018. The code had not been updated since 2006. The city also used state law as a guide in revising the code.
“This will improve the city’s attractiveness, raising our profile with potential residents and businesses,” said Mayor Jeff Serdy. “We have spent significant time and money across the city on sidewalks, street lighting, streetscapes and parks and know what a great place this is.”