(Amended by Ord. No. 171,939, Eff. 4/15/98.)
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Code to the contrary, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to maintain, use, or occupy any building within the scope of this division which does not meet the minimum earthquake standards specified in this division.
Any person who violates, causes or permits another person to violate this provision is guilty of a misdemeanor. Any person includes an owner, lessor, sublessor, manager or person in control of a building subject to this division. This term shall not include any person who is merely a tenant or other individual occupying any dwelling unit, efficiency dwelling unit, guest room or suite in a building. The legal owner of a building is that person, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity whose name or title appears on the record with the Office of the County Recorder, as well as all successors or assignees of these persons.
EXCEPTION: This section shall not apply to any building on which work is proceeding in compliance with the time limits set forth in this division, and/or in compliance with any extensions of time granted by the Department or the Board; or any action, order or determination made by the Department or the Board in the implementation of this division.