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File #: 21-351    Version: 1
Type: Administrative Public Hearing Status: Passed
File created: 4/15/2021 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 5/3/2021 Final action: 5/3/2021
Title: Conduct Public Hearing for 2021 Annual Weed Abatement Program and authorize the Director of Public Works to proceed with abatement
Attachments: 1. Att#1 Resolution 2021-22, 2. Att#2 Affidavit of Posting, 3. Att#3 Public Hearing Notice, 4. Att#4 Powerpoint Presentation
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Oliver Chi, City Manager

PREPARED BY: Sean Crumby, Director of Public Works

Subject:
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Conduct Public Hearing for 2021 Annual Weed Abatement Program and authorize the Director of Public Works to proceed with abatement
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Statement of Issue:
On April 5, 2021, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2021-22 declaring that weeds and rubbish on certain vacant, undeveloped property is a nuisance. Pursuant to the resolution, a public hearing must be held before staff can clear private properties at the owner's expense.

Financial Impact:
Funds in the amount of $15,000 are budgeted in Weed Abatement, Account No. 10085416.64620, for the abatement of public and private properties. Costs for City-performed abatement of private properties are reimbursed to the General Fund, Account No. 10000100.47415, via a one-time special assessment added to the Orange County property tax roll of each parcel cleared.

Recommended Action:
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A) Open a public hearing for any objections to the proposed removal of weeds and rubbish; and

B) Authorize the Director of Public Works to proceed with the abatement of the nuisance.
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Alternative Action(s):
Postpone the hearing and direct staff to modify the annual weed abatement schedule.

Analysis:
On April 5, 2021, City Council adopted Resolution No. 2021-22 declaring that certain weeds, refuse, and rubbish on public and private properties are a public nuisance, which should be abated, as provided in California Government Code section 39501. The City cannot commence removal of weeds, refuse, and rubbish from private property at the owner's expense until a public hearing has been held to consider any objections to this process. The Resolution fixed a public hearing date of May 3, 2021.

The Resolution requires that the private parcels are posted with a notice, and that the posting is completed at least 10 days prior to...

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