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(a) When the Director has determined that a property owner has failed to perform the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917 within the time required by Section 919, the Director shall notify the property owner that the property has been declared a public nuisance and order that such work be done ("Director's Notice"). One copy of the Director's Notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place upon the building or structure and one copy of the Director's Notice shall be sent to the property owner by certified mail at the address of such property owner as it appears on the last equalized assessment roll of the County or at the address to which the most recent real property tax bill for said building or structure was mailed by the Tax Collector. If no such address appears on the assessment roll of the County or of the Tax Collector, then a copy of the Director's Notice shall be addressed to the property owner at the address of the building or structure involved. The failure of the property owner to receive the Director's Notice shall not affect in any manner the validity of any proceedings taken hereunder including the sale of the property.
(b) The Director's Notice shall contain the following information:
(1) The street address of the property sufficient for identification.
(2) A statement that the property has been declared a public nuisance pursuant to Public Works Code § 944.
(3) The work required to be done at the property to receive utility services at a building or structure on the property, as well as an estimate of the cost of such work if readily ascertainable.
(4) The date by which the work required is to be commenced and completed by the property owner.
(5) A statement that, in the event that the property owner fails to complete the work by the required date, the Director will take action to abate the public nuisance.
(6) A statement of the manner in which the Director will abate the public nuisance by installing the necessary facilities on the property, as well as an estimate of the cost of such work if readily ascertainable.
(7) A statement that low-income property owners should contact the Mayor's Office of Housing to determine whether they are eligible for a grant to hire a licensed electrician to perform the work required on their properties.
(8) A statement that the City will hold the property owner responsible for all of the City's costs to enforce any of the requirements of this Article and to abate the public nuisance, including the cost of the required work, the Department's administrative and supervisory costs, and any costs incurred by other City departments including the City Attorney's Office.
(9) A statement that the City will make the City's costs a special assessment against the property if the property owner fails to pay the City's costs.
(10) The time, date and place during which the Director will conduct a hearing to determine whether the Director should abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done and assessing costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
(11) A statement that the property owner may attend the hearing and provide evidence why the Director should not abate the public nuisance by ordering that such work be done or assess costs against the property for abating the nuisance.
(12) Such additional information as the Director deems necessary to notify property owners of their duties and obligations to comply with any of the requirements of this Article.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)