Once I make a complaint call on a property in violation, what kind of follow-up and time frame should I expect, and should I continue to call?

The complaint is investigated within a week. If a violation is found, a letter is sent within another week by Inspections. It gives the property owner 30 days from receipt to correct the violation. The property is then re-inspected and referred to the Parish Attorney’s office if the violation persists. The Parish Attorney sends a certified demand letter ordering compliance within 10 days, at which point the property is inspected once again and suit filed, if necessary.

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1. Once I make a complaint call on a property in violation, what kind of follow-up and time frame should I expect, and should I continue to call?
2. The responses to my complaints come at about 3 a.m. Why have I had such slow response and lack of resolution by the police?
3. How can we speed up the process of evicting violators of the laws?
4. Why can’t the penalty be enhanced for zoning violations? A $500 penalty is not enough to deter the problem.
5. How do we go about getting regular police patrols in our neighborhood, especially on weekend nights?
6. How can homeowners in a neighborhood bring action without hiring an attorney to see that the laws are enforced?