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(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate any provision or fail to comply with any requirement of this code or any provision of any code adopted by reference by this code. Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, pursuant to Cal. Gov’t Code § 36900, every act prohibited or declared unlawful and every failure to perform any act required by this code shall be a misdemeanor.
(B) The City Attorney shall have sole discretion to reduce any violation of the provisions of this code to an infraction.
(C) Conviction of a misdemeanor shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Cal. Penal Code § 19 and conviction of an infraction shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of Cal. Penal Code § 19.6.
(D) In addition to any penalties or remedies provided herein, any activity, omission or condition caused, maintained or permitted to exist in violation of any provision of this code is hereby declared to be unlawful and a public nuisance.
(E) Any person maintaining, suffering, causing, allowing or permitting a violation of this code shall be regarded as committing a separate offense on each day, or any portion thereof, that the violation occurs or continues.
(F) Violations of this code may be prosecuted by city authorities in the name of the People of the State of California and redressed by criminal and/or civil action, including enforcement by injunction issued by the Superior Court upon the suit of the city against the owner, and/or occupant, and/or any person exercising dominion and control of any real property affected by such violation or prospective violation, or against any person maintaining, permitting, causing or suffering any public nuisance or violation of this code.
('66 Code, § 1-2.01) (Ord. 466-C-S, passed 9-25-80; Am. Ord. 1082-C-S, passed 11-28-06)