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(A) The City Community Enhancement Technician, in coordination and cooperation with such other designated city officials, is hereby authorized and directed to enforce all provisions of this chapter.
(B) In enforcing this chapter, the City Community Enhancement Technician, peace officer or other designated city official, may take one or more of the following actions by first utilizing the least punitive action and progressing to more severe actions only as necessary for compliance:
(1) Informal intervention with the responsible party;
(2) Where the violation is on public property, such as noncompliant posting of signs in a public right-of-way, take summary action to remove the violation and, where possible, serve notice of the action or written warning, issue a civil or criminal citation;
(3) Issue a notice and order to abate to the responsible party in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter;
(4) Issue a criminal or civil citation to the responsible party in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter; or
(5) In the case of an imminent hazard or a building or structure which is unfit for human habitation, with the concurrence and approval of the City Manager, take emergency remedial action or issue an order to vacate the premises in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter.
(C) The authority of the City Community Enhancement Technician to enforce the provisions of this chapter is independent of and complementary to the authority of other designated city officials to enforce the provisions of any other statute, code or regulation. The remedies provided for in this chapter are cumulative and in addition to any other remedies established by law, and this chapter shall not be interpreted as limiting the penalties, actions or abatement procedures which may be taken by the City or other officials under other laws, ordinances or rules.
(1976 Code, § 9-1-3) (Ord. 593-12, passed 8-8-2012; Ord. 628-16, passed 6-22-2016)