(a)   On any nonconforming structure or portion of a structure containing a nonconforming use, work may be done on ordinary repairs, or on repair or replacement of nonbearing walls, fixtures, wiring, or plumbing, provided that the footprint and height of the structure as it existed, when it became nonconforming, shall not be increased unless in accordance with this chapter.
   (b)   Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the strengthening or restoring to safe condition of any building, or part thereof, declared to be unsafe by any official charged with protecting the public safety, including, but not limited to the City Manager, Development Code Administrator, or Chief Building Official, upon order of such official. Where appropriate, a building permit for such activities shall be required.
(Ord. O2018-02, passed 2-20-2018)