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17.103.050 Enforcement and Penalties.

A.  Any retail establishment or food provider that violates this Chapter shall be subject to:

1.  Upon the first violation, the Director shall issue a written warning notice to the retail establishment or food provider that a violation has occurred.

2.  Upon subsequent violations, the following penalties shall apply:

a.  $100 for the first violation after the written warning in a calendar year;

b.  $200 for the second violation in the same calendar year; and,

c.  $500 for any subsequent violation within the same calendar year.

3.  No more than one penalty shall be imposed upon any single location of retail establishment or food provider within a 7-day period.

B.  Upon making a determination that a violation of this code or regulations duly adopted pursuant to this Chapter 17.103 has occurred, the Director will send a written notice of the violation by mail to the retail establishment or restaurant specifying the violation and the applicable penalty as set forth in Subsection A.

C.  Any store receiving a notice of violation must pay to the City the stated penalty or appeal the finding of a violation to the Code Hearings Officer in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 22.10.030.