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A nuisance abatement action is any action or proceeding generally authorized pursuant to Division 4, Part 5, Title 2 of the California Civil Code and the applicable provisions of the Sierra County Code taken by Sierra County against any person or entity whose acts, omissions or condition of property under ownership or subject to a possessory interest constitute a violation of the provisions of the Sierra County Code for which the remedy of “nuisance abatement” is applicable. The foregoing shall include but not be limited to the following:

A. Anything which is injurious to health, or which creates a danger to health or safety, or is offensive to the senses of the average reasonable person, or which constitutes an obstruction to the free use of property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, or unlawfully obstructs the free passage or use of, in the customary manner, any street or highway, public park, square, navigable lake, river or stream; and

B. Any building, structure or underground tank set up, erected, built, moved or maintained or any use of property contrary to the provisions of this code or the violation of any condition or mitigation measure attached to the granting of any variance, conditional or special use permit, site plan, or any other permit or land use entitlement granted is unlawful and a public nuisance and the duly constituted authorities of Sierra County may commence any action or proceeding for the abatement removal and enjoinment thereof in the manner provided by law, and as specifically authorized herein. (Ord. 775, eff. 9/19/91)

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