§ 1-7. General penalty; continuing violations.  

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  • (a)

    Whenever in this Code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever in such Code or ordinance the doing of any act is required, other than duties of city officers and employees, or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code or any such ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in all cases arising under the ordinances of the city that govern fire safety, zoning and public health and sanitation, other than vegetation and litter violations, and not exceeding two hundred dollars ($200.00) in all other cases; provided, however, that, where the offense is one for which a penalty is fixed by state law, the penalty for such offense shall be the same as fixed by state law.


    Each day any violation of this Code or other ordinance of the city shall continue shall constitute a separate offense unless otherwise provided.

(Ord. No. 7721-1, § 1-5, 9-1-77)

State law reference

Creation and jurisdiction of municipal court, V.T.C.A. Government Code, § 29.001 et seq., V.A.C.C.P. arts. 4.01, 4.14, 43.09.

Cross reference

Alcoholic beverages, Ch. 3; motor vehicles and traffic, Ch. 15; municipal court, Ch. 16; offenses and miscellaneous provisions, Ch. 17.