Chapter 1.24


1.24.010    General penalty.

*For statutory provisions authorizing third class cities to provide penalties for the violation of ordinances by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both, see RCW 35.24.290(12).

1.24.010 General penalty.

Any person violating any of the provisions of or failing to comply with any of the mandatory requirements of any ordinance of the city shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Except in cases where a different punishment is prescribed by any ordinance of the city, any person convicted of a misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $5,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment, but the punishment provided for violation of any criminal ordinance shall be the same as the punishment provided in state law for the same crime. The provisions of this section shall take priority over any ordinance not consistent herewith, and those portions of all ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed.

Each such person is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of any provisions of the ordinances of the city is committed, continued or permitted by any such person, and shall be punished accordingly. (Ord. 94-10 § 1, 1994).