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SEC. 11.2.02. DEFINITIONS.
 
   For purposes of this Article, the following words and phrases are defined:
 
   "Administrative Citation" means a notice of Administrative Violation issued by an Enforcement Officer.
 
   "Administrative Costs" means all direct and indirect costs incurred as a result of an Administrative Citation hearing, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees, and costs relating to the initial review, scheduling, and processing of the administrative hearing.
 
   "Administrative Fine" means the fine or penalty imposed on the Responsible Person for an Administrative Violation.
 
   "Administrative Hearing Officer" means an independent neutral decision-maker designated by the City as set forth in this Article, such as pro tem judges provided by the Los Angeles Superior Court, Administrative Law Judges as defined by the State of California, and individuals trained in dispute resolution with a minimum of 25 hours of classroom and practical training and experience performing duties related to mediation and conflict resolution in accordance with the requirements of the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act of 1986 (16 CCR Section 3622), who shall be subject to disqualification for bias, prejudice, conflict, or any other reason for which a judicial hearing officer may be disqualified. Administrative Hearing Officers shall not be City employees.
 
   "Administrative Violation" means any violation of this Code, applicable statutory provisions, ordinances, uniform codes adopted by the City, orders issued by a commission, board, hearing officer, or other body authorized to issue orders, or any conditions or requirements imposed on or by any entitlement, permit, or environmental document issued or approved by the City.
 
   "Continuing Violation" means any Administrative Violation pertaining to a condition or matter, including but not limited to building, plumbing, electrical, or other structural or zoning matter that does not create an imminent hazard to health or safety. A Continuing Violation does not include an Administrative Violation that can be corrected by the Responsible Party through the immediate cessation or discontinuation of any prohibited activity or by the immediate implementation of a required activity as determined by the Issuing Department. (Amended by Ord. No. 183,272, Eff. 11/14/14.)
 
   "Enforcement Costs" means all direct and indirect costs incurred by the Issuing Department in investigating, inspecting, or abating any Administrative Violation, including, but not limited to, noncompliance fees as specified in Section and costs incurred in preparing for and attending an Administrative Citation hearing.
 
   "Enforcement Officer" means any police officer, inspector, or other employee or agent of the City having the power to enforce any Administrative Violation, including Enforcement Officers of non-City entities that have the authority to perform such enforcement through cooperation agreements with the LAPD or other City Departments.
 
   "Issuing Department" means the City department or office that has authority and responsibility for enforcing Administrative Violations subject to an Administrative Citation, including non-City entities that have the authority to perform such enforcement through cooperation agreements with the LAPD or other City Departments.
 
   "Minor" means any person under the age of eighteen years.
 
   "Responsible Person" means any person, as defined in Section 11.01(a), who is any of the following:
 
   1.   A person who causes or materially contributes to the causation of an Administrative Violation;
 
   2.   A person who maintains or allows an Administrative Violation to continue by his or her action or inaction;
 
   3.   A person whose agent, employee, or independent contractor causes or materially contributes to the causation of an Administrative Violation;
 
   4.   An on-site manager of a business who is responsible for the activities occurring at the premises where an Administrative Violation occurs;
 
   5.   A trustee or other person who is given the legal authority to manage property on behalf of someone else where an Administrative Violation occurs;
 
   6.   A person who is a parent or guardian having custody and control of a Minor who contributes to the causation of an Administrative Violation;
 
   7.   A person who is the owner of, or who exercises control over, or any lessee or sub lessee with the current right of possession of, real property where a property related Administrative Violation occurs.