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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


(a) Any condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter is a threat to the public health, safety and welfare, or the environment, and is declared and deemed a nuisance, and may be summarily abated and/or restored by the City, and/or civil action to abate, enjoin or otherwise compel the cessation of such nuisance may be taken by the City Attorney.

(b) The cost of such abatement and restoration shall be borne by the owner of the property and the cost thereof shall be a lien upon and against the property and such lien shall continue in existence until the same shall be paid. If the lien is not satisfied by the owner of the property within three months after the completion by the authorized enforcement official of the removal of the nuisance and the restoration of the property to its original condition, the property may be sold in satisfaction thereof in a like manner as other real property is sold under execution.