When the City believes the motel property has become a public nuisance as
defined in this Chapter, the City shall attempt to notify the owner(s) of record
and the person, firm, or corporation in possession of the property, in writing
that the property has been determined to be a public nuisance. The notice shall
contain the following information:
A. The street address and a legal description sufficient for
identification of the property.
B. A statement that the City has found the property to be a public
nuisance, together with a concise description of the events or conditions
leading to this finding, including the date and time of the events or
C. Demand that the owner or rightful possessor of the motel property
respond within twenty (20) days to the Chief of Police or the Precinct Commander
and appeal the City’s determination or propose an abatement plan that the Chief
of Police or the Precinct Commander agrees will abate the nuisance activities
giving rise to the violation.
D. The City shall attempt to serve a copy of the notice personally on the
owner, rightful possessor, or agent, if known, at least ten (10) days before the
commencement of any judicial action by the City. In addition, the notice shall
be mailed certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, and
addressed to the owner of the business at the address of the property believed
to be a public nuisance and to such other address as is shown on Multnomah
County tax rolls, or such other place which is believed to give the owner of the
business and of the property actual notice of the City’s determination.
E. The failure of any person or owner to receive actual notice of the
funding of a public nuisance as defined in this Chapter shall not invalidate or
otherwise affect the proceedings under this Chapter.