§ 6.26.220  COLLECTION OF COSTS OF ABATEMENT BY NUISANCE ABATEMENT LIEN.
   (A)   As an alternative to the procedure contained in Municipal Code § 6.26.210, the City may cause a nuisance abatement lien to be recorded upon real property upon which a public nuisance was abated pursuant to Government Code Section 38773.1, and future amendments thereto, in the event a statement of abatement costs or a confirmed statement of abatement costs is not paid in a timely manner.
   (B)   A lien shall not be recorded prior to serving the owner of record of the parcel of land on which the public nuisance is maintained with a notice. This document shall be served in the same manner as a summons in a civil action in accordance with Article 3 (commencing with Section 415.10) of Chapter 4 of Title 5 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure. If the owner of record, after diligent search, cannot be found, the notice may be served by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place upon the property for a period of 10 days and publication thereof in a newspaper of general circulation published in Los Angeles County pursuant to Section 6062 of the Government Code.
   (C)   The nuisance abatement lien shall be recorded in the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office in the county in which the parcel of land is located and from the date of recording shall have the force, effect, and priority of a judgment lien.
   (D)   A nuisance abatement lien authorized by this section shall specify the amount of the lien for the City of Alhambra, the name of the City department or division on whose behalf the lien is imposed, the date of the abatement actions, the street address, legal description and assessor’s parcel number of the parcel on which the lien is imposed, and the name and address of the recorded owner of the parcel.
   (E)   In the event that the lien is discharged, released, or satisfied, either through payment or foreclosure, notice of the discharge containing the information specified in subsection (D) of this section shall be recorded by the City. A nuisance abatement lien and the release of the lien shall be indexed in the grantor-grantee index.
   (F)   A nuisance abatement lien may be foreclosed by an action brought by the City for a money judgment.
   (G)   The City may recover from the property owner any costs incurred regarding the processing and recording of the lien and providing notice to the property owner as part of its foreclosure action to enforce the lien.
   (H)   The amount of a nuisance abatement lien shall also constitute a personal obligation of the property owners of land upon which the nuisance was abated.
(Ord. 4667, passed 2-9-15)