Chapter 4.06


4.06.010    Administrative remedies.

4.06.020    Declaration of purpose.

4.06.030    Authority.


Chapters 4.06 through 4.26 establish optional administrative enforcement remedies available to the city for violations of the municipal code and applicable state codes. The general remedies include mediation, facilitation, issuance and recordation of notices of violation, administrative civil penalties, administrative citations, summary abatement, and administrative abatement. Chapters 4.20 and 4.22 govern the procedures for appeals and hearings relating to these administrative remedies.

(Ord. 2000-17 § 2 (part), 2000).


The city council finds that there is a need for a variety of administrative remedies that do not require the city to file court actions to initiate enforcement of violations of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code and applicable state codes. The procedures established by these administrative remedies are in addition to any other legal remedy established by law which may be pursued to address municipal code and applicable state code violations.

(Ord. 2000-17 § 2 (part), 2000).

4.06.030 AUTHORITY.

Whenever the city, through one of its department heads or enforcement officials, determines that a violation of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code or applicable state code exists, the city may pursue any of the administrative remedies outlined in Chapters 4.06 through 4.26 of this code.

(Ord. 2000-17 § 2 (part), 2000).