Chapter 17.100 Remedies and Penalties


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(New Chapter substituted by Ordinance No. 155257, effective October 27, 1983.)

17.100.010 Enforcement Independent of Other Officials.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173295, effective April 28, 1999.) The authority of Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers to enforce the provisions of this Title is independent of and in addition to the authority of other City officials to enforce the provisions of any Title of the City Code.


17.100.020 Responsible Official and Responsible Engineer Designated Representative.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173295, effective April 28, 1999.) Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers as used in this Chapter shall include their representatives.


17.100.030 Liability.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173295, effective April 28, 1999.) The Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers, or authorized representatives of the Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers charged with the enforcement of this Title, acting in good faith and without malice in the discharge of their duties, shall not thereby render themselves personally liable for any damage that may accrue to persons or property as a result of any act or by reason of any act or omission in the discharge of their duties. Any suit brought against the Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers or employee because of such act or omission performed by them in the enforcement of any provision of this Title shall be defended by legal counsel provided by this jurisdiction until final termination of such proceedings.


17.100.040 Remedies.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173295, effective April 28, 1999.)

A. In addition to any other remedies or penalties provided by this Title or by any other law, the Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers may enforce the provisions of this Title by:

1. Instituting an action before the Code Hearings Officer as set out in Title 22 of this Code, or

2. Causing appropriate action to be instituted in a court of competent jurisdiction, or

3. Taking such other actions as the Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers in the exercise of their discretion deem appropriate.

B. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to afford a person the right of appeal, pursuant to Chapter 22.10, to the Code Hearings Officer from a decision or determination of the Responsible Officials and Responsible Engineers, or any bureau designated under Chapter 3.12 of this Code.


17.100.050 Penalty for Violation.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 173295, effective April 28, 1999.) Any person who violates any provision of this title shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than $500 for each violation. In the event that any provision of this Title is violated by a firm or corporation, the officer or officers or person or persons responsible for the violation shall be subject to the penalty herein provided.