Michael Reiter: Riverside Code Enforcement Attorney, San Bernardino Code Enforcement Attorney and California Code Enforcement Attorney
Michael Reiter was a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino in San Bernardino County for almost five years. Michael Reiter was also the Assistant City Attorney in the City of Redlands for almost four and a half years. In both positions, Michael Reiter prosecuted violations of the municipal code, advised staff at administrative hearings, and advised staff and elected officials regarding code enforcement.
What is code enforcement? Code enforcement often means any violation of a city, county or town’s code or adopted codes like the California Building Code. However, typically the term “Code Enforcement” means municipal codes related to property maintenance. In California, code enforcement can be a separate department of a city or be a part of a larger planning or building department.
When Michael Reiter became a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino in February 2001, he became a city prosecutor, prosecuting violations of the San Bernardino Municipal Code in San Bernardino Superior Court, along with other Deputy City Attorneys. While Deputy City Attorney in the San Bernardino City Attorney’s Office, Michael Reiter co-advised the City of San Bernardino’s Code Enforcement Department.
As Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, Michael Reiter served a similar function in the City Attorney’s Office, including prosecuting violations of the Redlands Municipal Code, advising staff at administrative hearings, and drafting code enforcement ordinances. Michael Reiter reviewed hundreds of administrative warrant applications, criminal citations for filing with the court, proposed hearing orders, and other similar tasks for the City of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter helped the cities of San Bernardino and Redlands respond to California Public Records Act requests related to code enforcement. Michael Reiter has defended cities and code enforcement officers from collateral attacks on the process, including quiet title actions to nullify code enforcement liens, requests for injunctions to stop code enforcement actions, and allegations of Federal Civil Rights violations pursuant to 42 United States Code section 1983.
Now, as an attorney in private practice, Michael Reiter also assists private individuals, local public entities, and corporate entities in the area of code enforcement law.
What Michael Reiter can do for private individuals and business entities with code enforcement issues:
- Help navigate City, Town and County bureaucracy to solve pending administrative code enforcement issues;
- Assist with code enforcement liens, hearings and appeals, including representation at hearings, including in front of an Administrative Hearing Officer, Planning Commissions, Boards of Building Commissioners, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors, and in Superior Court;
- Assist with California Public Records Act requests, including making requests and enforcing open government laws in court;
- Give legal advice on existing municipal code sections;
- Assist the public with overly-aggressive code enforcement agencies;
- Assist clients in attempts to have onerous regulations revised or repealed;
- Assist clients in defending civil code enforcement matters, including nuisance; receivership actions, and requests for civil injunctions; and
- Assist clients facing large-scale inspections or administrative warrants.
Michael Reiter has the experience to help you with your code enforcement issue.
Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law, has experience working for the government, defending municipal entities and prosecuting violations of municipal codes, administratively, criminally, and civilly. Michael Reiter has experience with the California Public Records Act, both in advising agencies and departments, and in requesting documents for private clients from agencies in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. Michael Reiter has experience in helping clients in administrative hearings and appeals of administrative actions. Michael Reiter is familiar with the political systems in play in the relevant entities. Michael Reiter can give you realistic advice about your code enforcement options. Similarly, in private practice, Michael Reiter has helped residents and businesses with their code enforcement and land use problems.
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