7.16.180 CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTIONS NOT AFFECTED.
Any abatement process undertaken pursuant to this title shall not prejudice or adversely affect any other action, civil or criminal, that may be brought to abate the public nuisance or violation or to seek compensation for damages suffered. A civil or criminal action may be brought concurrently with any other abatement process regarding the same public nuisance or violation. At the discretion of the prosecuting attorney, any action brought to abate a public nuisance or violation or to seek compensation for damages may also include as a party the owner of the real property that is the site of the use or activity causing the nuisance. It is the express intention of this section to permit the prosecution of real property owners who fail to take reasonable steps after notice to correct nuisances or violations existing on their property even though the property may be leased to others.