1.   Whenever, in this code of ordinances or any ordinance of the city, an act is prohibited, is made or declared to be unlawful, an offense or misdemeanor, or wherever in said code of ordinances, the doing of any act is required, or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this code of ordinances or of any such ordinance shall be punishable by a fine in any amount not exceeding the limits established in Chapter 11, Article 3, § 11-50 of this code of ordinances. Each day on which any violation of this code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
   2.   No penalty imposed by, and pursuant to, this code of ordinances, shall interfere with the right of the city also to apply to the proper courts of the state for a mandamus, an injunction or other appropriate action against such person, firm or corporation.