(Amended by Ord. No. 171,175, Eff. 7/25/96.)
91.8905.1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, whenever the Department determines that any building, structure, premises or portion thereof falling within the scope of this division is a present, imminent, extreme and immediate hazard or danger to life or limb, health or safety, so as to necessitate the immediate elimination thereof without prior notice to the owner, the Department may, without an order or notice of any kind whatsoever and without a hearing, cause the building, structure or premises or any portion thereof to be immediately vacated, barricaded, removed or demolished by such means as the Department may deem advisable, including the use of the Department’s annual awarded demolition contractor.
91.8905.2. Buildings or structures which are vacated pursuant to this section shall be locked and otherwise secured against ingress and the Department shall post thereon, in a conspicuous place near the entrance, a placard warning the building is unsafe.
Any warning placard posted pursuant to this section shall not be defaced, covered, removed, or hidden from view in any manner.
91.8905.3. (Amended by Ord. No. 185,587, Eff. 7/16/18.) The Department may cause the building, structure or premises or any portion of the building, structure or premises to be immediately barricaded, removed or demolished. The barricading, removal or demolition, including any monitoring or removal of asbestos, may be accomplished by any City department with the forces to perform the work, upon receipt of a request from the Department, or by any forces under contract to the City. Where the work is accomplished either by contract or City forces, the cost shall be paid from the "Repair and Demolition Fund" as established in LAMC Section 91.8906.
All costs incurred pursuant to this section shall be a personal obligation against the property owner upon which the particular building or structure or any portion is located, recoverable by the City in an action before any court of competent jurisdiction. These costs shall include an amount equal to 40 percent of the cost to perform the actual work, but not less than the sum of $100.00, to cover the City’s costs for administering any contract and supervising the work required. 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.
91.8905.4. The administrative fee of 40 percent of the costs shall not be included in the calculation of costs incurred for or arising out of any barricading, removal or demolition resulting from an event or course of events that prompted a declaration of a state of emergency, local emergency, war emergency or major disaster by the Mayor, the Governor of the State, or by the President of the United States. (Amended by Ord. No. 175,596, Eff. 12/7/03.)
91.8905.5. (Repealed by Ord. No. 175,596, Eff. 12/7/03.)