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By SHANNEN TALBOT
Staff Reporter 

Cleaning up crime

Airway Heights code officer seeks changes to mobile home park polices to address chronic issues, reduce burden on low-income residents

 

Diving through the mobile home parks on the south side of Airway Heights is a study in opposites. Neat, brightly painted homes share a fence with residences that seem abandoned, with windows boarded up and yards littered with trash, broken furniture and all manner of odds and ends rotting from exposure to the rain.

It’s a sight Airway Heights code enforcement officer Kristina Blake sees every day, and one she says has improved dramatically since she began her duties nearly a year ago.

“When I got here, it looked like a war zone to me,” Blake said. “Now, it’s more like a refugee...



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