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(a) Definitions. For purposes of this Section, each of the following terms shall have the following meaning:
(1) "Blighted Vacant Lot" means property that:
(A) contains no buildings or structures that are occupied, inhabited, used or secured so that the public may not gain entry without consent of the owner; and
(B) has any accumulation of filth, garbage, decaying animal or vegetable matter, waste paper, weeds, vegetation overgrowth, dead or decaying trees, litter, trash, unsanitary debris, waste material, animal or human excrement, toxic or otherwise hazardous liquids, substances and/or material residue, residue from the burning of combustible materials or discarded household, industrial or mechanical materials, or is otherwise not kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
(2) "City" means the City and County of San Francisco.
(3) "Director" means the Director of Public Works or his or her designee.
(4) "Property Owner" means the owner of record of the property as set forth in the most current records of the Tax Assessor, or the owner's authorized agent.
(b) Declaration of Nuisance. Blighted vacant lots are hereby declared a public nuisance subject to abatement by the Director of Public Works in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Community Preservation and Blight Reduction Act, Chapter 80 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, including, but not limited to, its provisions for notice, abatement, penalties, cost recovery, and debt collection.
(c) Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for a property owner to maintain a blighted vacant lot in violation of this Section.
(Added by Ord. 265-04, File No. 041178, App. 11/4/2004; amended by Ord. 77-11, File No. 110281, App. 5/12/2011, Eff. 6/11/2011)