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In addition to the penalties set forth in subsections (8), (9), and (10) of section 6.990 of this code.

(a) For violations of sections 6.345 to 6.375 of this code, the city manager may proceed either by imposing an administrative civil penalty pursuant to section 2.018 of this code, except that the amount of the penalty shall be governed by subsection (b) of this section or subsections (8), (9), and (10) of section 6.990, or by citing responsible party into municipal court.

(b) In setting the amount of a civil penalty, the city manager (for an administrative civil penalty) and the municipal court shall impose a penalty sufficient to deter persons from violating sections 6.345 to 6.375 of this code, and shall be not less than three times the economic benefit which the responsible party would derive if the violation had not been discovered.

(Section 6.380 added by Ordinance No. 19862, enacted June 22, 1992, effective July 22, 1992.)