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9.05 Violations of Charter and Ordinances.

The violation of any express provision of this Charter shall be deemed to be a misdemeanor as well as any violation specifically declared herein to be a misdemeanor. Such violations shall be punishable by fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars or by imprisonment for not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The violation of an ordinance shall be punishable as in the ordinance. The city council by ordinance may establish civil penalty provisions.