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ORDINANCE NO. NS-50 ADD]]~G NEW SECTIONS TO THE SANTA ANA <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO REQUIRE ALL POLICE OFFICERS TO REPORT TO <br />THE BUILDING DEPARTM]E~T Al',r, BUILDINGS BEING BUILT WITHOUT <br />PERMIT. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the amount of building in the City of Santa Ana has continually <br /> <br />increased during the past several years, and there are only three Building <br />Inspectors, and <br /> <br /> ~HEREAS, the Santa Ana Police Department has 76 Police Officers on duty <br />about the City so that the possibility of a Police Officer observing or dis- <br />covering work of construction, alteration or repair of buildings within the City <br />is proportionally greater than the possibility of a Building Inspector observing <br />or discovering such work because of the larger number of Police Officers continually <br />on duty about the City and because the Police patrols operate on a 24 hour basis <br />the Police Officer has an additional opportunity to observe or discover such work <br />when the same is done after customary business hours when much of such work,which <br />is without permit, is done. <br /> <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ~WA DOES ORDAIN <br /> <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1. That the Santa Aha Municipal Code be and the same is amended <br />by adding to Chapter i of Article VIII thereof two new Sections in words and <br />figures as follows: <br /> <br /> "SECTION 8155. DUTY OF POLICE OFFICER. <br /> <br /> It is the duty of every Police Officer, while on his regular patrol <br /> <br /> or going about his assigned duty, to be alert to observe and discover any <br /> work of construction, alteration or repair of any building within the City <br /> and, when discovered, to determine if possible whether or not said work is <br /> being conducted under a properly issued building, electrical or plumbing <br /> permit. If said officer determines that said work is being conducted <br /> without such permit or is unable to determine that said work is being con- <br /> ducted under such permit he shall, within 24 hours, report the fact together <br /> with all information obtained by him to the Building Department of the City.. <br /> <br /> <br />