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11.05.110 Liability.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 188647, effective November 17, 2017.)

A.  Nothing in this Title will be deemed to impose any liability upon any member of City Council or the City or any of its officers or employees.

B.  Every property owner shall be liable to persons injured or otherwise damaged by reason of the property owner’s failure to keep the private property, sidewalks, planting strips and trees fronting or upon such private property in a safe condition so as not to be hazardous to public travel.

C.  Furthermore, every property owner shall be liable to the City of Portland for all expenses, including attorney fees, incurred by the City in defense of or paid by the City in settlement or satisfaction of any claim, demand, action or suit brought by reason of that property owner’s failure to satisfy the obligations imposed by this Title.