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5.30.040 Authorities and Responsibilities.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181483 and 187833, effective June 15, 2016.)

A.  The Auditor shall maintain the City lien docket; maintain the records related to liens; process bonding contracts; and bill and collect open and bonded liens.  As set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, the Auditor is also responsible for processing and approving or denying applications for the Catch-up Payment Program and the Hardship Payment Program; administering the foreclosure process; preparing foreclosure lists; and transmitting the foreclosure lists to the City Council for its review and approval.

B.  The Treasurer shall administer the foreclosure sale process; withhold or withdraw property from foreclosure sale for purchase by the City; administer the redemption process; and execute deeds conveying the property sold. As provided under Section 3.08.030, the Treasurer may delegate this authority or such other authority as may be assigned under this Chapter.

C.  Unless otherwise specifically directed by Council, the Bureau of Internal Business Services shall manage, maintain, rent or market for sale properties purchased by the City under this Chapter.