As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:
   (a)   Building Official -The Building Official of the Building and Engineering Department or a person designated by the Building and Engineering Department.
   (b)   Lease - Any written or oral agreement that sets forth any and all conditions concerning the use and occupancy of rental dwellings or rental units.
   (c)   Occupancy - Includes all tenants, lessees and persons residing within a rental dwelling or rental unit.
   (d)   Owner - Any person, agent, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the premises, or acting on behalf of a holder of a legal or equitable interest.
   (e)   Premises - Any lot or piece of land inclusive of the dwelling or rental unit located thereon, including membership in a housing cooperative.
(Ord. 1991-10.  Passed 7-16-91; Ord. 1994-07.  Passed 11-15-94; Ord. 2002-16.  Passed 5-21-02.)