13.16.330 – Injunctive relief and other remedies

  1. The city may institute a civil action for an injunction to restrain violations of this chapter.
  2. The city may, upon discovering an ongoing violation which reasonably appears to present an imminent danger to the health or welfare of persons, seek and obtain a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to halt or prohibit such violation.  Prior to the filing of a petition or complaint seeking such relief, the offender shall be given informal notice of the city's intention to file such action.  Methods of informal notice may include, but not be limited to, any of the following:  personal conversation between offender and city employees, telephone calls, letters, hand-delivered messages or notices posted at the offender's premises or point of discharge.  Personal contact between city personnel and the offender shall be attempted, but shall not be conditioned precedent to the city seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction.
(1988-M-32: § 1)