(Amended by Ord. No. 186,366, Eff. 10/31/19.)
(a) No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any solid waste of any kind whatsoever upon or in any street, or upon any premises in this City, or in the Los Angeles River.
(b) Any person whose identifying information is found in or who is otherwise responsible for the deposit of solid waste of any kind whatsoever, upon or in any street, shall be responsible for depositing it on the public right-of-way.
(c) Any violation of this article may be punishable as a criminal offense under Section 11.00 of this Code or by the issuance of an Administrative Citation. Administrative Citations shall be assessed the following fines:
1. An administrative fine of $500 for a first violation;
2. An administrative fine of $750 for a second violation; and
3. An administrative fine of $1,000 for a third violation and $1,000 for each subsequent violation.
(d) In addition to any fine or penalty imposed, whenever any person deposits or causes to be deposited any solid waste in violation of this article and the deposit results in a violation of any state or federal laws or regulations or damages public property, the deposit shall be deemed a public nuisance, and the person having deposited or caused to be deposited the solid waste shall be liable to the City for reasonable costs necessary to correct that nuisance, detriment, or adverse effect, including, but not limited to, labor, material, inspection, transportation, overhead, and incidental expenses associated with the corrective action and the clean-up of the solid waste and its effects.
In addition to the City's right to recover all costs associated with the corrective action and the clean-up of the pollutant and its effects, the City also shall recover the City's costs for administering any contract and supervising the work required if the City does not perform the cleanup directly. These administration costs shall equal 40 percent of the cost to perform the actual work, but not less than the sum of $100.
All costs incurred pursuant to this section shall be a personal obligation against the discharger and any owner of any property that is the source of any discharge, and are recoverable by the City in an action before any court of competent jurisdiction. In addition to this personal obligation and all other remedies provided by law, the City may collect any judgment, fee, cost, or charge, including any permit fees, fines, late charges, or interest, incurred in relation to the provisions of this section as provided in Los Angeles Administrative Code Sections 7.35.1 through 7.35.8.