IMPERIAL — The city's proposed nuisance abatement ordinance was the topic of discussion during a public hearing during the Imperial City Council's meeting Wednesday.
Modeled largely after El Centro's nuisance abatement ordinance, City Manager Vincent Long said the Imperial ordinance is necessary to improve the "general welfare of the city."
The ordinance aims at defining exactly what a nuisance is and how the city may enforce its abatement. An appeals process is outlined in the ordinance. Additionally, language in the ordinance allows the city to contract out abatement services.
During the public hearing, Imperial resident Alexander Przytula told the council he is concerned with the ordinance's lack of clarification in the "abatement officer" description. He also was concerned about costs associated with enforcing the ordinance.