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The Director is authorized to enforce all provisions of this Article, and may take any one or a combination of the following actions:
(a) Serve notice requiring correction of violations of this Article upon any person, including the owner or operator of the establishment where a violation occurred and any permittee that is the subject of the violation. Corrective action may be required immediately or upon a schedule specified by the Director. A notice may require immediate cessation of violation of Section 1405, and the posting of such notice at the establishment.
(b) After notice and hearing, issue an order to cease violation. The order shall be served personally or by certified mail on the owner or operator of the establishment where a violation occurred, and on any other person responsible for violation of this Article.
(c) After notice and hearing, upon a finding of violation, revoke, suspend or modify any permit.
(d) With the consent of the violator, or the owner or operator of an establishment at which violations occurred, issue and collect civil penalties in settlement of violation orders in amounts not to exceed the limits of Section 1408 for each day and each violation, and not to exceed $5,000 in total, provided that all violations have been corrected or are included in a final compliance order.
(e) Request the City Attorney to maintain an action for injunction to restrain or correct violations, to enforce a violation order, and to recover civil penalties. The Director is not required to assess and attempt to settle any violation prior to commencement of a civil action.
(f) Upon the presentation of proper credentials, enter and inspect at any reasonable time, any establishment at which persons are engaged in the business, trade or profession of installation, repair, dismantling, or disposal of motor vehicles. If the owner or occupant of the premises denies entry, the Director shall obtain a proper inspection warrant or other remedy provided by law to secure entry.
(g) Request the Chief of Police and authorized agents to assist in the enforcement of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 279-91, App. 7/3/91)