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Any person who violates this article may be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $500.00 for each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue. Such penalty shall be assessed and recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the people of the City by the City Attorney in any court of competent jurisdiction. In assessing the amount of the civil penalty, the court may 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 violations, the number of violations, the persistence of the violations, the length of time over which the violations occurred, the willfulness of the person charged with the violations, and the assets, liabilities, and net worth of the person charged with the violations. The City Attorney also may seek recovery of the attorney's fees and costs incurred in bringing a civil action pursuant to this section.
(Added by Ord. 111-08, File No. 080529, App. 6/30/2008)