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(A) Notwithstanding any provision of the Alhambra Municipal Code to the contrary, if the City determines that any property, building or structure, or any part thereof, is in violation of any provision of the Alhambra Municipal Code and said violation has not been fully abated or corrected, as determined by the City, in the manner and time provided in any written notice to a responsible person, then the City, in its sole discretion, may record a declaration of substandard property with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office against said premises. As used herein, “fully abated or corrected” includes the procurement of all required City approvals, permits, licenses and the passage of all City required inspections.
(B) A declaration of substandard property shall not be recorded unless the City has first issued a written notice (in any form) to the owner of real property (1) identifying and requiring correction of a public nuisance condition; and (2) disclosing that a declaration of substandard property may be recorded against the real property if the public nuisance condition(s) is/are not fully abated or corrected in the manner and time delineated in said notice, as determined by the City.
(1) If the notice required pursuant to this subsection (B) was comprised of a notice of abatement as defined in this chapter or of an administrative citation issued pursuant to Municipal Code Chapter 1.13, a declaration of substandard property shall not be recorded unless the notice of abatement and/or administrative citation is deemed a final and binding City decision.
(C) The form that constitutes a declaration of substandard property shall be approved by the city attorney or the city prosecutor.
(D) The City shall record a notice of rescission of declaration of substandard property with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office within 10 business days of its determination that a violation or a public nuisance has been fully abated or corrected.
(E) The City shall cause copies of recorded declarations of substandard property and notices of rescission of declaration of substandard property to be served on all persons having an ownership interest in the subject real property as shown in the last equalized assessment roll of the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office. Service thereof shall be by first class mail. Failure of any person to receive such notices shall not invalidate any action or proceeding pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 4667, passed 2-9-15)