14.12.020 A. When any portion of the sidewalk or the area between the property line and the street line is out of repair and in condition to endanger persons or in condition to interfere with the public convenience in the use of such sidewalk or area, the city engineer, code enforcement officer or other representative of the city manager shall issue a notice to repair. Such notice shall notify the owner or person in possession of the property fronting on that portion of such sidewalk or area in need of repair or maintenance, to repair and maintain the sidewalk or area between the property line and the street line. Notice shall be given as specified in Streets and Highways Code Sections 5610 through 5618, inclusive. Repairs subject to such notice shall include deterioration of the sidewalk itself, where the condition of the sidewalk constitutes a safety hazard raising or lowering of the grade of any slab or slabs thereof, deterioration of plant materials due to lack of watering, lack of trimming, or improper maintenance of the trees, shrubs, grass or other vegetation, or the presence of any accumulation of sand, gravel, blowsand, debris or other material which endangers persons or property, or interferes with the public convenience in the use of the sidewalk. A city permit, to be issued without a fee, shall be required to make any repairs to the physical condition of the sidewalk itself.
B. Notice shall not be given to the owner or person in possession when the condition is known by the city to have been caused by a public entity or a utility company or other party making repairs under an easement, license or encroachment permit if such easement, license or encroachment permit has been issued by the city; in such event, the duty to repair or maintain shall be on that person or entity holding such an encroachment permit. (Ord. 366 § 3, 1992; Ord. 261 § 1, 1989)