If one city council can write a code, another one can change it! We talk about this a lot when sharing our empty buildings stories. I recently visited with a city clerk in Stanhope, Iowa and she mentioned they are working on changing their code. They are instituting Building Maintenance Code that they got from Callendar, Iowa.
There’s a short version Ordinance #167 Summary
And a long version! Ordinance #167 Property Maintenance Code