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(a) Civil Penalties and Enforcement. Violation of this Article shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $25,000 per violation. In addition to the enforcement authority and powers granted to the Tax Collector in the Business and Tax Regulations Code, the City and County of San Francisco may initiate a civil action against any person to compel compliance or to enjoin violations of this Article.
(b) Recovery of Attorney's Fees. If the City and County of San Francisco initiates a civil action against any person to compel compliance or to enjoin violations of this Article, at the time the action is filed, the City may elect to seek recovery of attorney's fees and costs incurred in that enforcement action. Where the City makes this election, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover attorney's fees. In no event shall the award of attorney's fees to a prevailing party exceed the amount of reasonable attorney's fees incurred by the City in the action.
(Ord. 292-10, File No. 101100, App. 11/18/2010; amended by Ord. 257-14 , File No. 141053, App. 12/19/2014, Eff. 1/18/2015)