§ 12.01  FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this chapter of the city code is to prohibit certain conduct that is harmful to the health, safety and welfare of the community and to prevent and abate nuisance conduct, events, characteristics or conditions and their deleterious effects on city neighborhoods by maximizing the means and methods by which can efficiently and effectively enforce the law and by imposing and collecting fees from the owner or occupant, or both, of to which are repeatedly called to respond to nuisance violations as set forth in Articles I and II of this chapter of city code. The City Council finds that excessive noise, disruption and other public nuisance activities are injurious to the public health, safety and welfare and interfere with the quiet enjoyment of life and and that unduly divert law enforcement resources from general crime prevention and law enforcement. The fee is intended as a cost recovery mechanism for excessive law enforcement services, over and above the cost of normal law enforcement services to the public, attributable to unabated nuisance conduct, conditions or characteristics occurring, maintained or permitted to exist on the . It is not intended to constitute punishment separate from, or in addition to, any criminal prosecution for the conduct underlying the nuisance or . Nothing herein is meant to limit constitutional rights under the federal or state Constitution.
(1958 Code, § 160.01)  (Ord. 168, passed 1-8-1952; Ord. 17, passed 9-1-1953; recodified by Ord. 98-53, passed 11-16-1998; Ord. 99-14, passed 7-6-1999; Ord. 2006-13, passed 4-17-2006; Ord. 2013-6, passed 3-18-2013)