Chapter 15.54
CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

Sections:

15.54.010    Purposes.

15.54.020    Adoption.

15.54.030    Definitions.

15.54.040    Interpretation and appeals.

15.54.050    Violations and penalties.

15.54.060    Validity.

15.54.010 Purposes.

The purposes of the ordinance codified in this chapter are to provide minimum requirements for the protection of life, limb, health, property, safety and welfare of the general public in the incorporated area of the city of Patterson by regulating the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, repair, removal, conversion, use and maintenance of all buildings or portions thereof used, or designed, or intended to be used, for human habitation; to encourage and instruct people to build safely and economically, rather than to discourage building; and to provide a minimum of restrictive enforcement and a maximum of good building information and encouragement. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 1, 2012: Ord. 690 § 1, 2008: Ord. 628 § 1, 2003).

15.54.020 Adoption.

That certain document in book form entitled “California Administrative Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 1, 2016 Edition,” including the appendices thereof, as approved and copyrighted by the International Code Council, 500 New Jersey Avenue NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20001 and California Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, California, 95833, one copy of which is now on file in the office of the city clerk of the city of Patterson, is adopted and enacted as the “California Administrative Code of the City of Patterson” in its present form, except as to certain portions of said California Administrative Code, 2016 Edition, are hereby specifically amended. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 2, 2012: Ord. 690 § 2, 2008: Ord. 628 § 2, 2003).

15.54.030 Definitions.

Wherever the following words appear in the California Administrative Code, they shall be deemed to mean:

A.    “City” means the incorporated area of the city of Patterson.

B.    “State” means the state of California. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 3, 2012: Ord. 690 § 3, 2008: Ord. 628 § 3, 2003).

15.54.040 Interpretation and appeals.

In order to provide for a final interpretation of the provisions of this chapter and to hear appeals provided for hereunder, the city council shall designate a board of appeals. Any person dissatisfied with any decision of the administrative official may appeal in writing to the board of appeals of the city of Patterson, which statement shall specify the grounds of such dissatisfaction and shall set forth the address of appellant to which notice may be sent by mail. At the next regular meeting after filing of such appeal, the city council shall set the same for hearing for a time not later than the next regular meeting of the board and shall notify the appellant by mail of the time and place of such hearing, and at such hearing may take such evidence as it shall deem proper, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the administrative official, with a duplicate copy to the appellant. The decision of the city council on such appeal shall be final. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 4, 2012: Ord. 690 § 4, 2008: Ord. 628 § 4, 2003).

15.54.050 Violations and penalties.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish, equip, use, occupy or maintain any building or structure in the city of Patterson, or cause or permit the same to be done, contrary to or in violation of any of the provisions of this code.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this code shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and each such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any of the provisions of this code is committed, continued or permitted, and upon conviction of any such violation, such person shall be punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not more than one hundred eighty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 5, 2012: Ord. 690 § 5, 2008: Ord. 628 § 5, 2003).

15.54.060 Validity.

The city council of the city of Patterson hereby declares that should any section, paragraph, sentence or word of the ordinance codified in this chapter or of the codes hereby adopted be declared for any reason to be invalid or unconstitutional, it is the intent of the city council of the city of Patterson that it would have passed all other portions of the ordinance codified in this chapter independently of the elimination herefrom of any such portion as may be declared invalid or unconstitutional. (Ord. 798 Att. A (part), 2017: Ord. 727 § 6, 2012: Ord. 690 § 6, 2008: Ord. 628 § 6, 2003).