In a move to encourage community involvement, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has introduced a new mobile app that lets citizens report non-emergency code enforcements.
Citizens can use the UP2CODE app, which is available for iOS and Android, to report things like unsafe construction sites, restaurants not following health codes and apartments not following housing rules. The office is coordinated with various city agencies including building inspections, the departments of health and public works, as well as the police and fire departments. These agencies will investigate the code violations.
Deputy District Attorney Yvonne Mere explained to The San Francisco Examiner that, “the smartphone app will provide better information from which to start an investigation. Instead of a caller offering a description of the problem and the location, the smartphone app will use GPS and allow for photo uploads.”