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(A) Rules and regulations. The City Manager may, as may be necessary in the interest of the public safety, health and general welfare, adopt and promulgate rules and regulations to interpret and implement this chapter.
(B) Notice. The Housing Administrator shall issue all necessary notices and orders to ensure compliance with this chapter.
(C) Inspections. The Housing Administrator/Public Safety Officer is authorized to inspect upon the consent of the person in charge of the area to be inspected or upon the issuance of a warrant.
(D) Obstruction of inspections. No owner, renter, occupant or other person in charge of a structure or premises subject to this chapter shall refuse, impede, inhibit, interfere with, restrict or obstruct entry and free access to any part of a structure or premises where an inspection authorized by this chapter is sought. The Housing Administrator may seek an order to cease and desist with such interference from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(E) Obstruction of repairs. No renter or occupant of any structure or premises shall refuse access to the owner or operator thereof, at reasonable times, for the purpose of making inspections, maintenance, repairs or alterations as necessary to comply with this chapter.
(F) Appearance tickets. The Housing Administrator, or his or her authorized representative, is hereby authorized to issue and serve appearance tickets with respect to any violation of this chapter pursuant to the civil infraction ordinance of the city. Appearance tickets shall be in such form as determined by the City Attorney in conformity with all statutory requirements.
(G) Order to vacate. In the event of an emergency and a situation causing danger to persons or property, the Housing Administrator/Director of Public Safety may order that the property be vacated after determining, in writing, that a provision of this chapter has been violated and that a danger and emergency exist.
(H) Alternate responsibility. Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter assigning responsibility, a person who is an occupant, renter or owner and who repeatedly causes violations of this chapter is also responsible and subject to the penalties herein provided.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98)