Richland gets two new code officers

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Cleaning up messy yards is the focus of two new code enforcement officers in Richland.

The newest employee starts on Monday. It brings a total of three code officers in Richland.

Up until recently there was only one man for the entire job; meaning few consequences for anyone with a junky house.

City leaders signed off on paying for the new hires.

Richland's code enforcement hasn't been fully staffed for six months.