San Antonio

Owner makes progress correcting violations at troubled boarding home

SAN ANTONIO – A San Antonio boarding home proprietor going through a choose Tuesday in 33 code enforcement circumstances was given one other month to right the remaining points after prosecutors conceded he had lately made progress at the troubled property.

Dr. Federico Padua, 83, made a quick look earlier than San Antonio Municipal Court Judge Peter A. Zamora.

KSAT was allowed to document video of the proceedings however was not permitted to document audio.

Padua was ordered to go to court docket after not complying for months with Code Enforcement actions at his boarding home positioned at 903 W. Craig Place.

The troubled property, which is the one San Antonio boarding home to be cited because the summer season of 2018, racked up greater than 50 violations lately.

Repeated investigations by San Antonio Code Enforcement officers this spring uncovered an extended record of points, together with working and not using a correct allow, residents not being given entry to a cellphone with the required record of emergency numbers, and the power not being freed from bugs, rodents and different pests.

The property was additionally cited after code enforcement officers discovered incorrect emergency evacuation plans posted within the home’s bedrooms and kitchen and decided that annual legal background checks for workers weren’t supplied.

A metropolis prosecutor and Code Enforcement supervisor revealed in court docket Tuesday that each one 25 bodily points with the property have been corrected.

Padua stays out of compliance on the remaining eight circumstances, nevertheless, all of which pertain to allowing of the property and getting background checks processed.

Judge Zamora reset the case to Nov. 15, giving Padua an extra month to get his home’s paperwork so as.

If Padua had not come into compliance by Tuesday, he may have been convicted on misdemeanor legal citations or confronted fines nicely into the 1000’s of {dollars}.

“It was a dilapidated place, once upon a time. But than I improved it gradually,” Padua mentioned after his court docket look Tuesday.

A contractor that has helped enhance the situation of the property famous that six individuals presently dwell at the home, which has a licensed capability of 27.

“We got everything cleaned up, everything fixed, the holes and everything. Now it just needs a cosmetic lift,” mentioned contractor Brandon Bradshaw. “We have nothing to hide here. We’re actually paying people who are trying to do things by the book. There are lots of other boarding homes out there that are being illegally done and not reported, and that’s what the city is trying to crack down on.”

Appraisal data present Padua has owned the property since 2003.

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