The head of the code enforcement agency is authorized to make and adopt such written rules and regulations as may be necessary for the proper enforcement and interpretation of this chapter and to secure the intent thereof. Such rules and regulations shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City, nor shall they have the effect of waiving any provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance. Such rules and regulations shall have the same force and effect as the provisions of this chapter, and the penalty for violation thereof shall be the same as the penalty for violation of the provisions of this chapter. Such rules and regulations shall be submitted to the local legislative body by the head of the code enforcement agency. Failure of the local legislative body to approve, reject or modify such rules and regulations within 30 days after submission shall be deemed to constitute approval thereof. Said rules and regulations, as approved by the local legislative body, shall be on file and available as a matter of public record.
No officer, agent or employee of the City shall render himself personally liable for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this chapter. Any suit brought against any officer, agent or employee of the City as a result of any act required or permitted in the discharge of his duties under this chapter shall be defended by the Corporation Counsel until the final determination of the proceedings therein.
The Corporation Counsel shall, upon complaint of the head of the code enforcement agency or upon his own motion, institute appropriate action to restrain, prevent, enjoin, abate, correct or remove such violation and take such other legal action as is necessary to carry out the terms and provisions of this chapter. The remedies provided for herein shall be cumulative and not exclusive and shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law. Any and all remedies may be pursued concurrently or consecutively, and the pursuit of any remedy shall not be construed as an election or waiver of the right to pursue any and all of the others.
Any person or persons, jointly or severally aggrieved by and final order of the head of the code enforcement agency, may seek to have such order reviewed by the Supreme Court in the manner prescribed by Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules and as otherwise provided for in the laws of the State of New York.