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Pueblo looking to hire more code enforcement officers to enforce health orders

Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment
Posted at 7:23 PM, Jul 14, 2020

PUEBLO — Agencies in Pueblo could have more power to enforce COVID-19 health orders.

Using money from the Cares Act, the City of Pueblo wants to hire 10 additional code enforcement officers to make sure coronavirus rules are being followed at businesses and other places.

If rules aren't followed, penalties could be handed out, like fines up to $1,000.

Pueblo City Council still has to give the go-ahead before any of this happens.