§ 91.065  CHRONIC NUISANCE PROPERTIES.
   This subchapter shall be know and may be cited as the “Chronic Nuisance Properties Ordinance” and may be referred to herein as “this subchapter”. The City Council finds that:
   (A)   By virtue of its authority to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community, the city has the power to abate a public nuisance by way of an injunctive decree or order and to impose a penalty upon the person responsible for creating or maintaining a public nuisance;
   (B)   The abatement of a single nuisance is ineffective in protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the community at large when conditions or activities related to the use of properties give rise to a series of public nuisances over time;
   (C)   A process and means to hold property owners accountable for adverse conditions and activities that repeatedly occur in connection with his or her property is needed to help maintain and improve the quality of life in the city; and
   (D)   Pursuant to the city’s regulatory authority to help maintain and improve the quality of life in the city, this subchapter is enacted to establish the rights, duties, and procedures necessary to hold property owners and persons in charge of property accountable for adverse conditions and activities that repeatedly occur in connection with his or her property.
(Prior Code, § 5.900)  (Ord. 1999-13, passed 10-22-1999)