Whenever in this code or in any other ordinance of the city, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense, or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or a misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this code or any other ordinance of the city shall be punished by a fine set by City Council resolution or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Every day any violation of this code or any other ordinance of the city shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. Any violation of the code that is declared a misdemeanor can be prosecuted as an infraction at the discretion of the City Attorney.
('86 Code, § 1.12.010) (Am. Ord. 4544, passed 5-26-09
   For further provisions declaring violation of ordinance a misdemeanor and providing  penalties therefor, see Charter §§ 61(5, 6) and 197
Statutory reference:
   For further provisions concerning the authority of cities to impose fines not exceeding $1,000 and imprisonment for violations of ordinances, see Cal. Gov't Code § 36901
   Penalties for misdemeanor violations, see Cal. Penal Code § 19