City budget constraints are making code enforcement particularly challenging, requiring creative strategies and cost-recovery solutions.
Best Best & Krieger LLP is a leader in advising municipalities throughout California, offering the necessary guidance to address all the issues they face. Working closely with city enforcement teams, our Comprehensive Code Enforcement attorneys help clients utilize all of the tools available to meet their code enforcement needs. We assist in identifying and selecting effective yet cost-efficient options to achieve compliance, enhance public health and safety, rehabilitate properties, and maintain safer, cleaner neighborhoods.
As a full-service law firm, we offer unrivaled experience in addressing all of our clients’ needs. Our team provides pre-litigation general counsel advice, serves as city prosecutor in misdemeanor prosecutions, obtains civil remedies, such as injunctions and receiver appointments, and represents clients in administrative hearings and in courts at all levels. We draft ordinances with an eye toward prosecution and, whenever possible, our lawyers integrate cost-recovery efforts into enforcement efforts to ease budgeting concerns.
BB&K lawyers assist municipalities and public agencies with all aspects of code compliance and enforcement, including:
- Administrative citations, fines and proceedings
- Civil litigation, writ proceedings, criminal prosecutions and appeals
- Cost recovery programs
- Drafting, interpretation and enforcement of ordinances, policies and regulations
- Graffiti abatement
- Medical marijuana-related issues
- Massage parlor abatements
- Nuisance abatement liens and assessments
- Permitting and inspection warrant issues
As a leader in the abatement of substandard housing under the California housing law and in the creative use of civil code enforcement remedies, BB&K not only helps clients with compliance efforts, we help them recover costs and assure the continued viability of enforcement programs and availability of sufficient funds to enforce laws and pursue violators.