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29.90.020 Authority.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176955 and 180330, effective August 18, 2006.)

A.  When the Director finds that any residential property is in violation of Titles 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, or 33 and believes that violation is a threat to the public’s health, safety or welfare, the Director may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for the appointment of a receiver to perform an abatement.  As used in this Chapter, abatement shall mean the removal or correction of any condition at a property that violates any provision of Titles 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, or 33 of the City Code as well as the making of other improvements or corrections as are needed to rehabilitate the property or structure.  Abatement may include demolition, but does not include securing a structure against entry.

B.  In administering the provisions of this Chapter, the Director’s authority shall include, but is not limited to:

1.  The selection of properties;

2.  The selection of appropriate receivers; and

3.  The establishment of written rules and procedures as are deemed necessary for the administration of this Chapter.