On May 27, 2015, beginning at about 8:00 a.m., an inspection warrant was served at the Americana Lodge, 1250 Pine Street, Redding. The inspection team is comprised of inspectors from City of Redding Code Enforcement, City of Redding Building Division, Redding Fire Department, Redding Electric Utility, and Shasta County Environmental Health. Redding Police Department officers are assisting in the operation.
The Americana Lodge has a long history of building, health, and safety violations, many of which have generated complaints from their guests over the years. Code enforcement officers have found these violations repeatedly re-occur, even after previous City actions. The Americana Lodge also generated nearly 1,000 police calls for service during a recent three year period (2012-14). Besides overnight guests, the Americana Lodge also has long term residents.
The goal of the inspection warrant is to facilitate long-term action which will result in the Americana Lodge providing safe housing for its guests and residents. The inspection warrant was issued by the Shasta County Superior Court and gives the inspectors authority to inspect the entire property. The inspectors will inspect each of the 54 rooms, and the buildings in general, for building, fire, health, and safety violations. The inspection will take a full day on Wednesday, May 27, and will probably take part of the day on Thursday, May 28. Officer Mike Thomas will be the PIO at the location for any media contacts.
– Press Release