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Not less than ten days prior to any removal of a vehicle, or any part thereof, if the Director of Planning and Building, or his authorized representative, determines that a vehicle, or part thereof, is an abandoned, wrecked, dismantled or inoperative vehicle, he shall give a written notice of intention to abate and remove the vehicle, or part thereof, as a public nuisance to the owner of the property on which the vehicle is located and to the owner of the vehicle.
(A) Such notice shall contain a statement that the owner of the property on which the vehicle is located and/or the owner of the vehicle shall be entitled to a hearing thereon if either such person so requests.
(B) The statement shall include notice to the property owner that he may appear in person at a hearing or may, in lieu of appearing, present a sworn written statement denying responsibility for the presence of the vehicle on the land, with his reasons for such denial.
(C) The notice of intention to abate shall be mailed, by registered mail, to the owner of the land as shown on the last equalized assessment roll and to the last registered and legal owner of record of the vehicle unless the vehicle is in such condition that identification numbers are not available to determine ownership.
(D) The Director of Finance shall, upon request of the Director of Planning and Building, obtain and furnish to the Director of Planning and Building the name and address of the owner of the land. The Chief of Police shall, upon request of the Director of Planning and Building, obtain and furnish to the Director of Planning and Building names and addresses of the registered and legal owners of record of the vehicle.
('86 Code, § 11.31.080) (Ord. 3390, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3511, passed - - )