Sec. 1300. Definitions.

Unless the provision or the context otherwise requires, as used in this Charter:

(a) “Shall” is mandatory, and “may” is permissive.

(b) “City” is the City of Chula Vista, and “department”, “board”, “commission”, “agency”, “officer”, or “employee”, is a department, board, commission, agency, officer or employee, as the case may be, of the City of Chula Vista.

(c) “County” is the County of San Diego.

(d) “State” is the State of California.

Sec. 1301. Violations.

Every act punishable by fine or penalty shall be by ordinance. The violation of any provision of this Charter shall be deemed an infraction and shall be punishable upon conviction by a fine of not more than $50 within a one-year period, $100 for a second offense within a one-year period and $250 for a third offense within a one-year period.

Sec. 1302. Validity.

If any provision of this Charter, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Charter, and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.