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2.14.100 Enforcement.

The City Auditor may request that the City Attorney initiate action in Multnomah County Circuit Court to enforce the provisions of this Chapter, including collection of any unpaid fees or civil penalties.  Upon such a request by the Auditor, the City Attorney shall make a determination of whether facts supporting a prima facie enforcement action exist.  If so, the City Attorney shall either initiate an enforcement action on behalf of the City or shall retain outside counsel to work with the Auditor to do so.  The City may seek enforcement of all provisions of this Chapter in the enforcement action, including but not limited to recovery of all fees and civil penalties assessed under this Chapter as well as enforcement of any other provision of this Chapter.  In any enforcement action, the City shall be entitled to recover any costs and attorneys’ fees incurred as a result of the violation of this Chapter.