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(b) The City Attorney may at any time institute civil proceedings for injunctive and monetary relief including civil penalties, against any Person for violations of this Article 19K, without regard to whether the Director has assessed or collected administrative penalties.
(c) At any time, the Director may refer a case to the City Attorney’s Office for civil enforcement, but a referral is not required for the City Attorney to bring a civil action under subsection (b).
(d) Any Person who violates any provision of this Article 19K shall be subject to injunctive relief and a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for each violation, which penalty shall be assessed and recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the City and County of San Francisco by the City Attorney in any court of competent jurisdiction. In assessing the amount of the civil penalty, the court shall consider any one or more of the relevant circumstances presented by any of the parties to the case, including but not limited to, the following: the nature and seriousness of the misconduct giving rise to the violation, the number of violations, the persistence of the misconduct, the length of time over which the misconduct occurred, the willfulness of the defendant’s misconduct, and the defendant’s assets, liabilities, and net worth.
(e) The City may recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs for civil actions brought under this Section 19K.4.
(f) Remedies under this Section 19K.4 are non-exclusive and cumulative to all other remedies available at law or equity.