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r <br />CODEENFORCEMENT <br />PURPOSE <br />1'11 -07 <br />M <br />The City of Newport Beach devotes substantial resources to the enforcement of <br />Building Municipal and Zoning Ordinances. Building and Zoning Ordinances are <br />intended to protect and preserve public health and safety, the charm of our residential <br />neighborhoods, and the overall quality of life enjoyed by Newport Beach residents. The <br />City Council understands the importance of enforcing Building and Zoning Ordinances <br />and is committed to do so. However, enforcement of these Ordinances affects the rights <br />of those citizens who are the subject of complaints or enforcement action. Accordingly, <br />the City Council directs that all code enforcement activity shall be conducted in <br />accordance with the following: <br />A. The City shall not initiate any formal code enforcement action based solely on an <br />anonymous complaint; <br />B. Requests for inspections of private property not open to the general public or not <br />visible from adjoining public or private property shall not be made unless there <br />is sufficient evidence to support the issuance of an inspection warrant for the <br />property that is the subject of the request; <br />C. Code enforcement complaints shall be made in writing and identify the <br />complainant, specify the facts, acts, events and occurrences which establish the <br />violation and describe any documentation which would establish a violation or is <br />otherwise required by law; <br />D. The City considers written code enforcement complaints to be confidential. The <br />City will use its best efforts to preserve the confidentiality of any complaint with <br />the understanding that the City will be required to disclose the identity of the <br />complainant to the extent necessary to obtain an inspection warrant; <br />E. All code enforcement activities, including investigative property inspections, <br />requests for consent to inspect, and related activities shall be conducted such that <br />the civil rights of the individual or individuals who are the subject of the <br />investigation are fully protected; and <br />L]