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A. The municipal court shall have jurisdiction to adjudicate, and assess and collect penalties for violations of chapter 10, article III of this code.
B. The jurisdiction of municipal court over chapter 10, article III code violations shall not be interpreted or applied in any manner to limit the jurisdiction of the superior court over civil actions for declaratory relief, injunctive relief, abatement of public or private nuisances, or damages, the basis of which may be an act, omission or condition in violation of chapter 10, article III of this code.
C. The purpose of this chapter is to specify the procedure for prosecution of chapter 10, article III code violations and to provide for an informal, speedy and inexpensive process for adjudication of chapter 10, article III code violations, based upon an administrative hearing model, in which citizens who receive a chapter 10, article III code complaint may obtain a prompt, simplified hearing. (Ord. 95-390, 2-13-1995; Ord. 13-822, 9-23-2013)