To ensure that code violations are remedied or fines are paid in a timely manner, an administrative hearing officer, upon issuing a final determination of liability, may require a code violator to post with the city a compliance bond or, as appropriate, to consent to the granting and recording of a lien against titled property. The administrative hearing officer may set the compliance bond in an amount equal to the fines and costs. Whenever it is necessary for the city to make repairs or otherwise expend funds relating to a code violation for which a bond was posted, or whenever fines or costs remain unpaid after a code violator has exhausted or failed to exhaust judicial review procedures, the administrative hearing officer may, after giving the parties notice and opportunity to be heard, issue an order permitting the city to draw against the bond in an appropriate amount, or to foreclose on the lien. The administrative hearing officer must order the bond or the titled property or proceeds from the titled property, less the costs incurred by the city, returned to the code violator upon proof of compliance with the applicable code provisions and the payment of applicable fines or costs.
(Ord. 810, passed 3-5-07)