Chapter 1.20


1.20.010    Designated.

1.20.010 Designated.

A.    Unless specifically provided otherwise, whenever it is specified in any ordinance of the city herein adopted or hereafter adopted, and that the doing of any act is prohibited, unlawful, or the failure to do any act is unlawful, or that the violation of any provision of any ordinance of the city is a misdemeanor, the same are considered to be civil infractions. Civil infractions are noncriminal offenses for which imprisonment or incarceration may not be imposed as a sanction and the punishment for civil infractions shall be a monetary penalty, which monetary penalty shall be of the sum not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for each offense.

B.    The burden of proof applicable to civil infractions is “preponderance of the evidence.”

C.    Nothing herein contained shall affect the municipal court’s contempt powers, nor the court’s power to enforce lawful orders.

(Ord. 98-571 § 3(B), 1998; Ord. 421 § 1, 1984)