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A. Subject to subsection (D) of this section, if another section of the city code provides that a violation of a provision of the code is a misdemeanor, nothing in this chapter prevents the city from citing and prosecuting a violation of that provision as a misdemeanor, as an alternative to any applicable civil or other penalty authorized herein. The city may enforce such violations as either a civil violation, as a criminal misdemeanor, or both, to the fullest extent allowed by law.

B. In accordance with Chapter 2.06 MMC, a limited commission code enforcement officer may issue a citation for criminal violation, and cause the citation to be filed and prosecuted in the Monroe municipal court.

C. Unless another misdemeanor penalty is designated for a violation in another section of this code, each misdemeanor violation shall be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum term fixed by the court of not more than ninety days, or by a fine in an amount fixed by the court of not more than one thousand dollars, or both such imprisonment and fine.

D. The provisions of this chapter shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable state law. Without limitation of the foregoing, no act which is a state crime shall be enforced by the city as a civil violation. (Ord. 017/2020 § 1 (Exh. A))