Eloy hotels undergo health and safety updates

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By Alexis Young / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ

After complaints from Eloy residents about the poor quality of hotels in the area, Pinal County Health Department, Eloy Fire District, and the Eloy Police Department have come to the rescue.

Eloy Enterprise spoke with Eloy City Councilmember Andrew Rodriguez. The council member explained the process of making sure Eloy’s hotels stay up to code and the partnership between the city's safety departments.

In the interview, Rodriguez revealed that Eloy’s code enforcement will tell department officials exactly how to properly service hotels with code violations and “‘hook them up.’” He’s called the health, fire, and police trifecta a “‘one-stop-shop.’”

“‘At the end of the day, we have people coming into our area, and if they stay at those hotels, we don’t want them to leave with a bad taste in their mouth,” he said. “The main thing for me is our image. If professional people are staying there and see violations, it is going to tell them that the city is not doing their job.’”

According to residents, though Eloy’s hotel hospitality needs a couple of updates, Rodriguez still encouraged hotel developers to settle in Eloy. His tip to business owners is simple, said Eloy Enterprises. Call the Community Development Department and stay informed.

When Rodriguez spoke with Eloy Enterprise, he maintained that well-kept hotels boost the city’s image in the minds of Eloy’s citizens and guests. Following the rules and staying up to date on a hotel’s code is vital to Eloy’s image's rebrand.

On the receiving end of citizens' complaints, one of the hotels was Happy Inn off Toltec Road. According to Eloy Enterprise, the hotel’s violation was one of the establishments that ignited the Pinal County Health Department, Eloy Fire District, and Eloy Police Department's interest in rectifying code violations. Eloy Enterprise said the solution will be ongoing to ensure

health and safety codes stay up to date.

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