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<br />I <br />29B <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NS-2119 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE <br />CITY OF SANTA ANA AMENDING SECTION 2-705 <br />OF THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING <br />TO DISPOSAL OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY <br /> <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br /> <br />FOLLOW: <br /> <br />Section 1: That Section 2-705 of the Santa Ana Municipal <br />is hereby amended as follows: <br /> <br />"Sec. 2-705. Disposal of unclaimed property. <br /> <br />Whenever unclaimed property found, recovered or <br />held by the police department shall accumulate to the <br />point where the chief of police desires to dispose of the <br />same, it may be sold after complying with the provisions <br />of section 2080.4 of the civil Code of the state as the <br />same now exists or may hereafter be amended, and <br />provisions of this section shall not prevail insofar as <br />they may be inconsistent with state statutes. <br /> <br />Such property must be held by the police <br />department for at least three (3) months. After property <br />has been held for the period prescribed above and <br />accumulations are deemed adequate in number of items for <br />the conduct of an auction, the property may be <br />transferred to the purchasing division for sale to the <br />public at public auction. Notice of such auction sale <br />will be given by the purchasing and property control <br />officer at least five (5) days before the time fixed <br />therefor by publication once in the newspaper publishing <br />city legal notices. <br /> <br />After such notices are given, the sale shall <br />be conducted by the purchasing and property control <br />officer or, with the approval of the city manager, some <br />other city employee or employed professional auctioneer. <br />Property for which no bid is made at such sale may be <br />given to a nonprofit charitable organization or destroyed <br />as the purchasing and property control officer may <br />direct. <br /> <br />If the purchasing and property control officer <br />determines that unclaimed property transferred to his <br />jurisdiction for sale is needed for a public use, he may <br />retain such property and dispense with the provisions of <br />this section pertaining to sale. The purchasing and <br />property control officer shall thereafter account for <br />such property as though it had been acquired by the city <br />through regular purchasing procedures, with the exception <br />that accountability for the use and disposition of <br />unclaimed property transferred back to the police <br />department for official public purposes shall become the <br />