Chapter 20.95


20.95.001    Scope and purpose.

20.95.005    Enforcement authority.

20.95.010    Notice of violation.

20.95.015    City attorney action.

20.95.020    Penalties.

20.95.001 Scope and purpose.

The intent of this chapter is to detail the procedures and responsibilities of the planning and community development director and city attorney in ensuring the provisions of this title are duly enforced. (Ord. 2478 § 1, 1996; Ord. 2147 Exh. A, 1987).

20.95.005 Enforcement authority.

Whenever a violation of this title occurs, or is alleged to occur, any person may file a written complaint stating the nature of said violation. Upon receipt of such complaint, the planning and community development director, or his agent, shall establish a record, investigate and take action to abate said violation.

The director shall also establish procedures to monitor and enforce the provisions of any permits conditions issued pursuant to this title. (Ord. 2478 § 1, 1996; Ord. 2147 Exh. A, 1987).

20.95.010 Notice of violation.

Upon a determination that a violation has occurred, the planning and community development director shall notify in writing the property owner and/or party responsible for said violation, requiring compliance with this title within a specified period of time. (Ord. 2478 § 1, 1996; Ord. 2147 Exh. A, 1987).

20.95.015 City attorney action.

If after such period of time, compliance with this title is not obtained, the violation shall be referred to the city attorney for appropriate legal action. On behalf of the city, the city attorney may seek enforcement by either criminal prosecution or civil action. (Ord. 2147 Exh. A, 1987).

20.95.020 Penalties.

Violations of the provisions of this title or failure to comply with any of its requirements shall be a misdemeanor. Each day such violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. Each offense shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $100.00 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both, in addition to all costs and expenses incurred by the city in securing compliance with this title. Nothing herein contained shall prevent this city from seeking such other legal or equitable remedies as may be available to prevent or remedy any violation. In addition to any other penalty or remedy available, violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a Class I civil infraction as defined in Chapter 1.02 PMC. (Ord. 2393 § 1, 1994; Ord. 2147 Exh. A, 1987).