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(A) Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to erect, construct, alter, extend, repair, remove, or use any sign or equipment regulated by this chapter, or cause same to be done, contrary to or in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or be in conflict with or in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
(B) Citation; notice of violation. The Department shall serve a citation, notice of violation or order in accordance with the provisions of §§ 32.275 et seq.
(C) Prosecution of violation. Any person failing to comply with a notice of violation or order served in accordance with this chapter, as determined by a site reinspection performed by the Department, shall be cited in accordance with this chapter in order and the violation shall be deemed a strict liability offense to exact the penalty provided in this chapter.
(D) Other remedies.
(1) The Metro Government shall possess a lien for all fines assessed for the violation of this chapter and for all charges and fees incurred by the Metro Government in connection with the enforcement of this chapter in accordance with § 32.288.
(2) In addition to the remedy prescribed in subsection (D)(1), above, the person found to have committed the violation of this chapter shall be personally responsible for the amount of all fines assessed for the violation and for all charges and fees incurred by Metro Government in connection with the enforcement of this chapter. Metro Government may bring a civil action against the person and shall have the same remedies as provided for the recovery of a debt in accordance with § 32.288.
(E) Abatement of violation. The imposition of the penalties herein prescribed shall not preclude the legal officer of the jurisdiction from instituting appropriate action to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to stop an illegal act, conduct of business or utilization of the sign.
(Lou. Metro Ord. No. 144-2007, approved 7-30-2007)