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(A) Authority. The City Manager or his or her designee shall have principal responsibility for enforcing this chapter and shall be referenced as Enforcement Officer. Any provision of this chapter which refers to the City Manager shall be interpreted to include a reference to a designee of the City Manager. Additionally, this chapter may be enforced by Code Enforcement Officers as authorized by city law.
(B) Right of entry; consent; warrant. Whenever necessary to make an inspection to enforce any provision of this chapter, or whenever the City Manager has reasonable cause to believe that there exists in any building or upon any premises, any condition which makes the building or premises a public nuisance as defined in this chapter, the City Manager may enter the building or premises at all reasonable times to inspect the same or to perform any duty imposed upon the City Manager by this chapter, including the abatement of any public nuisance, provided all inspections, entries, and abatements shall be done in a reasonable manner and with the consent of the owner, agent, or occupant. If an owner, occupant or agent refuses permission to enter, or inspect, or abate, the City Manager may seek an administrative warrant pursuant to the procedures provided for in Cal. Code of Civil Procedure §§ 1822.50 through 1822.59, as amended, to perform the duties imposed upon the City Manager.
(C) Responsibilities defined. Owners remain liable for violations of duties imposed by this chapter even though an obligation is also imposed on the occupants of the building. Buildings, structures, premises and parts thereof shall be responsible for such maintenance. To determine compliance with this section, the building or premises may be re-inspected.
(Ord. 08-106, passed 10-8-2008) Penalty, see § 97.99