Sec. 14B-3-3. Assessment of costs—Lien against property.

(a) If payment is not received, the itemized statement may be submitted in writing to the city clerk. Any such report may include the abatement costs, fees and penalties for any number of properties and abatements, whether or not such properties are contiguous.
(b) Upon receipt of the itemized report, the city clerk, or his or her designee, shall serve notice of the lien in the same manner as summons in a civil action in accordance with Code of Civil Procedure Section 415.10 et seq. If the owner of record after diligent search cannot be found, the notice may be served by posting a copy thereof in a conspicuous place upon the property for a period of ten days and publication thereof in the Daily Democrat or other newspaper of general circulation in Yolo County. The period of notice commences upon the first day of publication and terminates at the end of the tenth day, including therein the first day. Publication shall be made on each day on which the newspaper is published during the ten-day period.
(c) After notice has been served, the lien shall be recorded in the Yolo County recorder’s office and, from the date of recording, shall have the force, effect and priority of a judgment lien.
(d) The lien shall identify:
(1) The amount of the lien;
(2) The city as the agency on whose behalf the lien is imposed;
(3) The date of the abatement order;
(4) The street address, legal description and assessor’s parcel number of the parcel on which the lien is imposed; and
(5) The name and address of the recorded owner of the parcel.
(e) In the event that the lien is discharged, released or satisfied, through either payment or foreclosure, notice of the discharge containing the information specified in subsection (d) of this section shall be recorded by the city clerk.
(f) A lien may be foreclosed by an action brought by the city for a money judgment.
(g) The city may recover from the property owner any costs incurred in the processing and recording of the lien and providing notice to the property owner as part of its foreclosure action to enforce the lien. (Ord. No. 1181, (part); Ord. No. 1468, § 3 (part).)