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A. Whenever a violation of this title occurs or is alleged to have occurred, any person may file a written complaint that states fully the causes and basis of the complaint, which is filed with the community development department, who will investigate and take appropriate enforcement action.
B. If the director of community development or other staff finds that any provision of this title is being violated, the person responsible for such violation is to be notified and ordered to take corrective action.
C. Violating any of the provisions of this title, or failing to comply with any of its requirements constitutes a misdemeanor. Any person who violates this title or fails to comply with any of its requirements may, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and in addition may be ordered to pay all costs and expenses involved in the case. Each day such violation continues is considered a separate offense and punishable as such.
D. The owner or tenant of any building, structure, premises, and an architect, builder, contractor, agent, or other person, who purposely or knowingly commits, participates in, assists in, or maintains any such violation, are accountable for violations under this title and may suffer the penalties herein provided.
E. If a violation of this title occurs, the city, in addition to other remedies, may institute other appropriate actions or proceedings:
1. To prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use;
2. To restrain, correct, or abate such violation;
3. To prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use in or about such premises; and
4. To prevent the occupancy of any such building, structure, or land. (Ord. 3097, 4-7-2008)