For the purpose of this Article “abandoned vehicle or vehicle parts” shall mean vehicles that are missing any equipment that would make them unsafe to operate on the highway, or that are wrecked, dismantled, or inoperative, or regarding which there is reasonable cause to believe that the vehicle or vehicle part(s) have been abandoned as described in Vehicle Code sections 22660 and 22669 when located on Public Property or on private property.
This Article shall be administered and enforced by the Director of Public Health. Upon discovering the existence of an abandoned vehicle or vehicle parts on private property or Public Property within the City, the Director of Public Health shall have the authority to cause the abatement and removal thereof in accordance with the procedure prescribed herein and all applicable state and federal laws. The Director of Public Health’s authority to enter upon private property or Public Property includes the authority to examine vehicle(s) or vehicle parts, to obtain information as to the identity of a vehicle and to remove or cause the removal of abandoned vehicle(s) or vehicle parts declared to be a nuisance pursuant to this Article.
(Amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008)