City of Las Vegas, NM
San Miguel County
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All departments, officials, and employees of the City of Las Vegas vested with the duty or authority to issue permits shall conform to the provisions of this chapter and shall issue no permit, certificate, or license for uses, buildings or premises in conflict with the provisions of this chapter, and any such permit, certificate or license issued in conflict with the provisions of this chapter shall be null and void. It shall be the duty of the City Manager or his duly authorized representative to enforce the provisions of this chapter pertaining to the erection, construction, reconstruction, moving, alteration, or addition to any building or structure.
A. 
Any building or structure set up, erected, constructed, altered, enlarged, converted, moved, or maintained contrary to the provisions of this chapter shall be and the same is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance.
B. 
A public nuisance consists of knowingly creating, performing or maintaining anything affecting any number of citizens without lawful authority which is either:
(1) 
Injurious to public health, safety, morals or welfare; or
(2) 
Interferes with the exercise and enjoyment of public rights, including the right to use public property.
C. 
Whoever commits a public nuisance for which the act or penalty is not otherwise prescribed by law is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The City Attorney of the City shall, upon order by the City Council, immediately commence action or proceedings for the abatement and removal and enjoinment of any violation of this chapter in the manner provided by law, and shall take such other steps and shall apply to such courts as may have jurisdiction to grant such relief as will abate and remove such building or structure, and restrain and enjoin any person, firm, or corporation from setting up, erecting, building, maintaining, or using property contrary to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 3-19-1987 by Ord. No. 75-47]
Any person, firm, or corporation, whether as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, violating or causing a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $300 per violation or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days per violation, or by both fine and punishment.
Each day during any portion of which any violation of this chapter is committed or continued by such person, firm, or corporation shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as provided herein.
In their interpretation and application, provisions of this chapter shall be held to be minimum requirements. Where this chapter imposes a greater restriction than is imposed or required by other rules or regulations or ordinances, the provisions of this chapter shall control.
The provisions of this chapter are applicable not only to persons, firms, agencies, and organizations, but also to all public agencies and organizations to the full extent that they may now or hereafter be enforceable in connection with the activities of any such public agency or organization.