The Law Director is authorized to institute civil proceedings in the name of the City, and may include claims for injunction, mandatory relief, restraining orders, damages, the appointment of a receiver, and such other relief as may be allowed in law or equity. Institution of civil proceedings does not exclude criminal proceedings as may be authorized by the Codified Ordinances of The City of Springfield, Ohio, nor do such civil proceedings preclude charging a person with a civil offense as authorized by this chapter.