City Department Name Change, Seeks Positive, Prideful Image

BEATRICE – The City of Beatrice is changing the name of the Building Inspections Department.  It will now be known as the City of Beatrice Community Development Department.

Chief Building Inspector…now Community Development Officer, Rob Mierau  says it has a more positive ring to it.  He says it is also touching off a community pride initiative.

:32                  “to encourage that”

Mierau says promoting residential development on some city-owned property is also a goal, including developers acquiring city-owned land and maintaining it.

:13                  “develop on it”

Mierau says there’s also the potential for a community pride effort that would assist some residents with maintenance.

:36                  “those two together”

The Community Development Office is a three-person department handling building inspection, complaints and planning and zoning matters.

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