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(1) In addition to, and not in lieu of any other enforcement mechanism authorized by this code, upon a determination by the city manager or the manager’s designee that a person has violated a provision of this chapter or a rule adopted thereunder, the city manager or designee may impose upon the violator and/or any other responsible person an administrative civil penalty as provided by section 2.018 of this code. For purposes of this subsection, responsible person includes the violator, and if the violator is not the owner of the building or property at which the violation occurs, the owner as well.

(2) In addition to enforcement mechanisms authorized elsewhere in this code, failure to pay an administrative civil penalty imposed pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be grounds for withholding issuance of requested permits or licenses, issuance of a stop work order, if applicable, or revocation or suspension of any issued permits or licenses.

(Section 2.1996 added by Ordinance No. 20015, enacted May 22, 1995, effective June 21, 1995; and administratively amended by Ordinance No. 20113, enacted April 6, 1998, effective May 6, 1998.)