8.19.030 Civil penalty.

In addition to or as an alternative to any other penalty provided herein or by law, any person whose animal or facility regulated herein is maintained in violation of this title shall incur a civil penalty as provided in Section 8.19.070.

The civil penalty provided in this chapter shall generally be applied to first violations or other violations when deemed effective. The criminal penalty shall be used when, in opinion of the prosecuting attorney, in consultation with the animal control director, the civil remedy will not be effective, timely, or when the violation is a second or subsequent violation. (Sec. 1 of Res. 1981-04-108; amended by Sec. 21 of Ord. 1987-11-37)