8.12.080   Notice and order for abatement of nuisance.
   Whenever a city abatement officer has determined a nuisance exists on property within the city in accordance with Section 8.12.010 which has not already been abated through prior notification and abatement efforts, such person may issue a notice and order in accordance with this section to all known responsible parties. The notice and order shall be served on all known responsible parties by mailing a copy by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the last known address of each such party, or by service in accordance with Article 3 (commencing with Section 415.10) of Chapter 4 of Title 5 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.  If the owners of record of the property, as shown on the last equalized assessment roll or the supplemental roll, whichever is more current, cannot be found after diligent search, the notice and order shall also be served by posting a copy on the property in a conspicuous place for a period of ten days, and publication in a newspaper of general circulation published in Los Angeles County pursuant to Section 6062 of the California Government Code.  The notice and order shall contain:
   A.   The street address, assessor's parcel number, and a legal description sufficient for identification of the premises;
   B.   A brief description of the nature of the existing condition on the property and the condition that constitutes the nuisance which is to be abated;
   C.   A statement advising the responsible party that if the nuisance is not completely abated within fifteen days or such longer period as deemed appropriate and specified in the notice, the city may initiate abatement procedures and abate the nuisance by city personnel or private contractors, with responsible parties being liable for all costs incurred to initiate abatement procedures and to abate the nuisance, including but not limited to all costs of inspection, investigation, assessment, repair, mitigation, remediation, removal, rehabilitation, security, storage, traffic control, law enforcement protection and other consequential direct and indirect costs relating to such abatement, including all administrative and legal fees and costs, as well as any and all costs incurred pursuant to Section 8.12.050. These costs and fees shall be recoverable by the city notwithstanding any subsequent corrective action or abatement of the nuisance by any responsible party taken after the city has initiated abatement procedures, commencing with the serving of this notice and order.
   D.   If more than fifteen days is provided to abate the nuisance, the notice and order shall contain a statement that the failure of the responsible party to commence, and diligently prosecute abatement of the nuisance within fifteen days in good faith shall be deemed a failure to comply with the notice and order.
   E.   A statement advising the responsible party that the party may appeal the determinations set forth in this notice and order to the city council by serving a written request for such an appeal on the city clerk within fifteen days from the date of service of the notice and order. Failure of the responsible party to file an appeal with the city council within this fifteen-day time period shall constitute a waiver of the party's rights to contest the determinations set forth in the notice and order.
(Ord. 94-01-1174 § 6 (part))