8.12.050   Abatement – Emergency situations.
   Upon discovering the existence of a nuisance which in his or her opinion is creating an immediate hazard or threat to the health or safety of the public and/or the environment, a city abatement officer may take any emergency action he or she deems necessary to mitigate any such immediate hazard or threat to the health or safety of the public and/or the environment, pending a complete investigation and final disposition of the matter.  Notwithstanding Section 8.12.080 of this chapter, only such advance notice, if any, as is practicable under the circumstances need be given to responsible party(ies).  Such action may include but is not limited to ordering any person to cease and desist from any activity which is contributing to the hazard or threat, entering upon private property for the purposes of investigating and inspecting the nuisance, and taking such other measures and actions as deemed necessary to relieve the immediate hazard or threat to the health or safety of the public and/or the environment pending the permanent abatement of the nuisance.
(Ord. 94-01-1174 § 4)