8.40.020   Definitions.
   As used in this chapter, the following terms and phrases are defined as follows:
   A.   "Building, housing and sanitation codes or ordinances" shall refer to: the current adopted codes specified in Title 14 of the Adelanto Municipal Code, the California Fire Code and International Fire Code, all as modified, adopted and codified in the Adelanto Municipal Code. The phrase "building, housing and sanitation codes or ordinances" shall also refer to the City of Adelanto Zoning Ordinances as codified at Title 17 of the Adelanto Municipal Code, the City of Adelanto Subdivision Ordinances as codified at Title 16 of the Adelanto Municipal Code, and all provisions of California statutory law and the Adelanto Municipal Code pertaining to property-related sanitation, health, safety and nuisance, as well as state regulations promulgated pursuant to California statutory law, for which the City has enforcement authority.
   B.   "Director" shall refer to the City's City Manager or his/her designee.
   C.   "Owner" shall mean any person who owns one (1) or more residential rental dwelling units.
   D.   "Person" means and includes any individual, partnership of any kind, corporation, limited liability company, association, joint venture or other organization or entity, however formed, as well as trustees, heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, or any combination of such persons. The terms "person," "owner," "operator," and "landlord" may herein be used interchangeably.
   E.   "Residential rental dwelling unit" shall mean a building or portion of a building that is rented or leased to tenants for residential purposes on a non-transient basis (when one (1) or more tenants reside on the property or rent or lease the property for thirty (30) consecutive days or longer) and which is owned in whole or in part by a landlord. This shall include but not be limited to single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes, apartment houses, townhouse dwellings, condominiums, boarding houses, lodging houses, rooming houses, single room occupancy units, small ownership units, hotel and motel units, sober living facilities, and dormitories in the City of Adelanto.
[Ord. No. 534, 5/13/15; Am. Ord. 536, Section 1, 10/28/15.]