Current Agenda

Code Compliance Mission Statement:
To make information readily available to the public, for the purpose of promoting community awareness of and encourage compliance with the City Municipal Codes to enhance the quality of life and foster civic pride and responsibility.

Special Magistrate

James (Jack) Bridges


An ex-parte communication is defined as any contact, conversation, communication, writing, correspondence, memorandum or any other verbal or written communication that takes place outside a public hearing between a member of the public and a member of a quasi-judicial board or special magistrate, regarding matters which are to be heard and decided by said quasi-judicial board or special magistrate.  Site visits and expert opinions are also considered ex-parte communications.  In the event that someone contacts the Special Magistrate about a quasi-judicial matter outside of a public meeting, at such time that particular issue is brought before the Special Magistrate, the Special Magistrate must state on the record the existence of any ex-parte communication, the nature of the communication, the party who originated the ex-parte communication and whether the ex-parte communication will affect the Special Magistrate’s ability to impartially consider the evidence presented.