(A)   Code Enforcement Special Magistrates; alternative means of prosecution.  
      (1)   The City Code Enforcement Special Magistrates, pursuant to their authority under Chapter 36, shall have jurisdiction to hear and decide cases in which violations of this chapter are alleged; provided, however, that cases concerning unsafe buildings and structures shall be heard and decided by the Hollywood Unsafe Structures Board.
      (2)   Notwithstanding division (A)(1) above, at the city's option, the city acting through its Neighborhood Programs officers or any member of its “Code Team” established in division (B) herein, may enforce this chapter and prosecute violations of this chapter under the terms provided in § 36.27 of this Code or prosecute any violation in a court of competent jurisdiction, appling the penalty provisions of § 10.99 of this Code.
   (B)   Code Team; established; selection of members; rights of entry.
      (1)   There is hereby established in the city a special property inspection unit to be called the “Code Team.” It shall consist of members from the Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Office of Code Enforcement and the Building Division. The City Manager shall select a coordinator of the Code Team. The Coordinator shall decide on a case by case basis whether to cite a property for a hearing before a Code Enforcement Special Magistrate or for a hearing in the county court. In each case, the Coordinator shall appoint a Code Team member to testify on behalf of the Code Team.
      (2)   The City Manager shall select members of a steering committee for the Code Team. The steering committee shall adopt priorities and procedures for the Code Team. The steering committee shall also develop a list of distressed properties in the city and shall assign a schedule of priorities for Code Team inspections of such properties.
      (3)   The Code Team shall have all rights of entry and inspection accorded under federal, state and local law. The Code Team may pursue all remedies available under federal, state and local law.
(‘72 Code, §15-3) (Ord. O-91-34, passed 6-5-91; Am. Ord. O-93-41, passed 10-6-93; Am. Ord. O-96-07, passed 2-28-96; Am. Ord. O-96-22, passed 7-3-96; Am. Ord. O-2005-02, passed 3-2-05)