Some tenants living in the dilapidated Jeffrey-Lynne neighborhood got some surprise visitors Tuesday when two code enforcement officers and a county health official began door-to-door inspections for safety or health violations.
Some tenants were suspicious of the visitors, but most cooperated and allowed officers in to inspect for such things as faulty wiring, inoperable plumbing or cockroaches, said John Poole, code enforcement supervisor for the city. Inspectors Tuesday saw all of those, Poole said.
City officials say this neighborhood of 112 apartment buildings in the shadow of the Disneyland Hotel is one of the worst in the city.
Since July 1, Poole said, his department has received 381 complaints from tenants, nearby property owners and others about trash, overcrowding and the appearance of the buildings.