The City is charging us for site inspections while we're asking them for clarifications due to their contradictory and often inaccurate instructions of what's expected of us. How do we contest this ? Who's the final arbiter (courts) ? (the claimed violations were of construction done prior to the incorporation of our region within the City)
This is going to depend on the laws local to Glendale CA, the applicable city and possibly county codes to this area. There should be citations that state the areas of the code or ordinances that are at issue. There is very likely, if it is like other ordinance and municipal cases, a administrative process that you must use, challenging the citations or violations there first. If you lose or fail in that process, then you can attempt to have the Superior Court of California, with jurisdiction over the area in Glendale that is at issue. The final arbiter will likely be one of your local CA Superior Courts, however you must "exhaust" your administrative remedies and process before attempting to argue in Court successfully. An attorney can help you navigate and prepare well for this entire process.
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