§ 1-13. General penalty for violations of Code; continuing violations.  


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  • (a)

    Whenever in this Code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor or whenever in such Code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful and no specific penalty is provided, the violation of any such section of this Code or any such ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000.00 for violation of all such provisions that govern fire safety, zoning or public health and sanitation, including dumping of refuse, or not exceeding $500.00 for all other violations. No penalty shall be greater or less than the penalty provided for the same or a similar offense under the laws of the state. Each day any violation of this Code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. If any such violation is designated as a nuisance under this Code, such nuisance may be summarily abated pursuant to state law.

    (b)

    In addition to the penalties provided in subsection (a) of this section, the city shall have the right of injunction or other legal or equitable remedies to enforce or to prevent the violation of any section of this Code or other city ordinance.

(Code 1968, § 1-5)

State law reference

Penalty for ordinance violations, V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 54.001; authority of city to prescribe penalties for violation of Code, V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 53.001; jurisdiction of municipal courts, V.T.C.A., Government Code § 29.003.