CITY HALL — City officials have filed a 19-count criminal complaint against a city commissioner for alleged property code violations.
Sam Manoukian, who sits on the Civil Service Commission, and several business partners own the property at 900 W. Glenoaks Blvd., which city officials say has fallen into disrepair.
In the criminal complaint filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, city attorneys list nearly two dozen municipal code violations at the “dilapidated” property — ranging from the accumulation of junk and debris to failing to maintain proper landscaping.
While each count carries a fine of up to $1,000, City Atty. Scott Howard said the complaint is aimed at gaining compliance.
“The quality of life in the community is not served by slapping a fine,” he said. “Any time we file a case, it’s after a fairly lengthy process of attempting to gain voluntary compliance.”