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(A) This chapter makes a violator of any code provision subject to a civil fine.
(B) By adopting this chapter, the city council does not intend to limit the discretion of an enforcement officer to impose any remedy available, civil or criminal, for violations of the code.
(C) The issuance of a civil citation shall be solely at the discretion of the enforcement officer and shall be one of several remedies available to the enforcement officer.
(D) Notwithstanding any lease, license or any other instrument or agreement, the owner of real property has the right to enter upon his/her own property to the extent reasonably necessary to abate any public nuisance or to correct any violation of the code existing thereon.
(E) The provisions of this chapter shall be an implied term of any instrument affecting the right to possession of real property located in the city.
(F) Because violations of the code may seriously impact the health, safety and welfare of the general public, this chapter imposes strict civil liability upon violators of the code.
(G) There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the record owners of a parcel according to the last equalized assessment roll and a lessee or sublessee of a parcel have notice of any code violation existing on the parcel.
(`64 Code, Sec. 21-1) (Ord. No. 2488)