1.08.010  General penalty.
   A.   Whenever, in the ordinances of the city or this code, any action is prohibited, or is made or declared to be unlawful, or an offense, or the action is required, or the failure to do the action is declared to be unlawful; and where no specific penalty is specifically provided for violation of the statutes of the ordinances of the city or this code, then the person or party committing such violation shall be guilty of an infraction with fines pursuant to Government Code § 36900.
   B.   Any additional violation committed within one (1) year of the first violation may be prosecuted by the city as a misdemeanor with a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) and/or six (6) months in the county jail; and provided, however, the city shall have the discretion to reduce the misdemeanor to an infraction.
   C.   Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue constitutes a separate offense and is punishable as such.
   D.   In addition to or in the alternative to prosecution of infractions and misdemeanors, a violation of this code may be punished by way of the imposition of administrative penalties.  Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue constitutes a separate offense and shall result in the imposition of a penalty for each and every day that such violation exists.  Namely, the administrative penalty shall continue to increase for each and every day that a violation exists.
   E.   The aforementioned penalties shall not be deemed to exclude any other remedy for violation of any ordinances of the city or this code.
(Government Code Section 36900(a)) (Ord. 791-2010 (part), 2010; Ord. 362 § 1(a), 1980)