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It is the intent of this article to promote, protect and improve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the city by authorizing the creation of a special master with the authority to impose administrative fines and other noncriminal penalties, to provide an equitable, expeditious, effective and inexpensive method of enforcing the codes and ordinances in force in the city, where pending or repeated violation continues to exist, including but not limited to occupational license, fire, building, zoning and sign codes. The city shall utilize a special master code enforcement system with the option of using a citation system as a supplemental method of enforcing city codes.
Nothing contained in F.S. ch. 162 and this article shall prohibit the city council from enforcing its codes or ordinances by any other means. It is the legislative intent of F.S. ch. 162 and this article to provide additional options or supplemental means of obtaining compliance with local codes.
The city manager is authorized to designate certain of its employees or agents as code enforcement officers. The training and qualifications of the employees or agents designated as code enforcement officers shall be determined by the city manager. Designation as a code enforcement officer does not provide the code enforcement officer with the power to arrest or subject the code enforcement officer to the provisions of F.S. §§ 943.085 through 943.255 and amendments thereto.
All code enforcement officers are authorized to issue a courtesy notice, notice of violation and/or violation citation to a person or entity when, based upon personal observation or personal investigation, the code enforcement officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person or entity has committed a civil infraction in violation of a city code or ordinance.