(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 187854 and 188842, effective March 30, 2018.) A person who violates any provision of this Chapter or fails to file any report, registration or statement or to furnish any information required by this Chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $3,000 per violation. By administrative rule, the Auditor shall establish enforcement criteria with increased fines for repeated violations. In the name of the City, the Auditor may seek civil penalties and enforcement of any provision of this Chapter in Multnomah County Circuit Court or other appropriate venue. The Auditor may bring such an action through independent legal counsel retained or employed by the Auditor, or may request that the City Attorney provide such representation.