City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 12
Chapter 12.02
Section 12.02.0210

Title 12 Public Ways and Property

Chapter 12.02 Obstruction, Encroachment of Public Ways

Article I. Vegetation Obstruction – Nuisance

Section 12.02.0210 Lawful Powers Reserved – Costs of Abatement
  1. The City expressly reserves and invokes all lawful powers, rights and remedies, whether in contract or law, to protect and preserve the public health and safety by abatement of any nuisance or unhealthful or dangerous conditions affecting the public right-of-way.
  2. The City may cause the removal or destruction of vegetation and debris by notice of violation and, as appropriate in each case:
    1. issuance of a class 1 civil infraction for the violation; and/ or
    2. direct action by City forces or contract, the cost of which will be billed to the owner of the property or as a utility service to the property. Fees for vegetation abatement are contained in SMC 8.02.068.

Date Passed: Monday, December 2, 2013

Effective Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ORD C35063 Section 5