§ 6.26.010  FINDINGS, PURPOSE, AND INTENT.
   (A)   Findings. The City Council finds and declares as follows:
      (1)   Section VII of Article XI of the California Constitution provides that a city may make and enforce within its limits all local, police, sanitary and other ordinances and regulations not in conflict with general laws.
      (2)   California Government Code Section 38771 provides that legislative bodies of cities may declare what constitutes a nuisance.
      (3)   California Government Code Section 38772 et seq. further provides that legislative bodies of cities may provide for the summary abatement of any nuisance at the expense of the persons creating, causing, committing, or maintaining it, and by ordinance may make the expense of abatement of nuisances a lien against the property on which the nuisance is maintained and a personal obligation against the property owner.
      (4)   Nuisance conditions are offensive or annoying to the senses, detrimental to property values and community appearance, an obstruction or interference with the comfortable enjoyment of adjacent properties or premises (both public and private), and/or are hazardous or injurious to the health, safety, or welfare of the general public.
   (B)    Purpose and intent. The purpose and intent of this chapter are as follows:
      (1)   To define as public nuisances and violations those conditions and uses of land that are offensive or annoying to the senses, detrimental to property values and community appearance, an obstruction or interference with the comfortable enjoyment of adjacent properties or premises (both public and private), and/or are hazardous or injurious to the health, safety, or welfare of the general public.
      (2)   To develop regulations that will promote the sound maintenance of property and enhance conditions of appearance, habitability, occupancy, use and safety of all structures and premises in the City.
      (3)   To establish administrative procedures for the City’s use, upon its election, to correct or abate public nuisances on real property throughout the City.
      (4)   This chapter is not intended to be applied, construed or given effect in a manner that
imposes upon the City, or upon any officer or employee thereof, any duty towards persons or property within the City or outside of the City that creates a basis for civil liability for damages, except as otherwise imposed by law.
(Ord. 4667, passed 2-9-15)