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So it's a little strange that you're being asked to take it down. Section 84.04.090(3) says:
Animals may be maintained by a fence at least five feet high and made of either chain link, wood with horizontal members no less than 6 inches apart, solid masonry or other appropriate solid screening and confining materials.
You can click here to view the code. So, in your case, the fact that you had to take it don is a bit weird considering it does not appear to be against the law at all to keep your animals there.
You may want to consider just writing a demand letter. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for a demand letter (click here). You could send this letter to the landlord to demand that you be provided information regarding additional fees that you are being required to pay.
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Those are good questions. Usually, for citations such as those, there is going to be information on them that allow you to submit an appeal or some other type of document to contest the ticket. It usually goes to an appeals board and they review them. You can type up the reasons why you believe the citation was inappropriate and use the document that I provided to you earlier (click here) as the basis for your argument. Additionally, what you can do is send a demand letter to your landlord explaining that unless he/she can provide evidence that you are to owe much more than the stated amount, then you will not pay anything above that.
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I see what you mean. Try using that demand letter I sent requesting a copy of the full citation. Don't pay anything until then.
I'll be frank; this is the first time that I have dealt with this situation. Usually, it doesn't make sense for the city/county not to provide you with the necessary records. One moment while I generate an option...
I understand. Keep in mind that if you don't leave, your landlord has to go through the courts to try to get you out through the unlawful detainer process. You aren't required to leave after 3 days. The landlord would then have to prove to the court that a) they couldn't accept your rent; b) that they required $600 more than was owed for the ticket; and c) that it was reason to evict you.
I can't find any authority that grants you a right to review this ticket. You will probably have to keep fighting with the government to get a copy and don't let them be coy about it. You should not pay any fines until you get proof that they are owed. Any eviction because of that is strictly unlawful.
Good question. It depends on when the landlord even decides to file. Usually, there is a high probability that you have a least a month before you get a decision by a judge, but that if it's moving at light speed.
In that process, there is something called "discovery" where you can request from the landlord that ticket or even subpoena the county/city to give you a copy of the citation.
I am a different Attorney and it will be my pleasure to assist you. I see two issues in your question. The first is the alleged violation of code that can be appealed. You are not the owner which creates an issue. The second issue is the eviction. Do you have a lease? This sounds like the landlords is not permitting you to cure the alleged violation by not providing you with a complete copy of the citation. Further, even if you receive a three day notice the landlord MUST go through the court procedures to remove you from the property lawfully. You have the right to your day in court and the Judge can require the Landlord to provide the citation information.
You will have three days if you agree to leave. If you do not you have time for a all of the legal procedures to be performed and then the landlord needs a court order.
This links sets out the process and the tenant's defenses. http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/tenant-defenses-evictions-california.html
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