Efforts are currently underway to clean up Yakima's North First Street, to make the area safer and more attractive to visitors. The region is one of the city's higher crime areas, due to prostitution, drug activity, and some of the businesses located there not paying attention and keeping up their properties.

One of the ways city officials are combating the problem is through the stepped use of code enforcement.

City code enforcement administration manager Joe Caruso was a guest on Monday's Mike Bastinelli show. He talked about how stepped up code enforcement is working to fight crime and to improve the look of our city.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

Part One

Part Two

Visit the Yakima Code Administration web page here.