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(a) The Director shall take action to have the costs of abating the public nuisance assessed against the property upon which said building or other structure is situated. Such costs shall include;, (i) the cost of performing the required construction in accordance with the provisions of Section 917; (ii) an amount equal to 15 percent of such cost to cover the cost to the City for administration and supervision of the work required; and (iii) any costs incurred by any other City department, including the City Attorney's Office, in furtherance of the work done or related to any action, administrative proceeding, or special proceeding to abate the public nuisance.
(b) In any action, administrative proceeding, or special proceeding to abate the public nuisance, the prevailing party may seek recovery of attorneys' fees; provided, however, that the recovery of such fees is available only if the City, at the initiation of the individual action or proceeding, elects to seek recovery of its own attorneys' fees. In no action, administrative proceeding or special proceeding shall an award of attorneys' fees to the prevailing party exceed the amount of reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the City in the action or proceeding.
(Added by Ord. 139-72, App. 5/26/72; Ord. 140-07, File No. 070621, App. 6/22/2007)