[§ 347, c. 755, L. 1907; § 1, L.L. No. 1-1970; L.L. No. 9-1974; L.L. No. 18-1974; § 1, L.L. No. 7-2007]
Actions and special proceedings may be maintained by the City in courts of competent jurisdiction to restrain the threatened performance of any act contrary to orders, directions or decisions of the Police Chief and Fire Chief and to restrain and abate nuisances.
[§ 625, c. 755, L. 1907; c. 156, L. 1919; § 1, L.L. No. 1-2006]
Upon the trial of any issue or the prosecution of any proceeding or upon the taking or making of any inquisition, appraisal or award or upon the judicial investigation of any facts whatever or in any proceeding for the acquisition of lands or rights or easements therein, or for the assessment of damages, or in any action or proceeding in any court or before any judge, to which issue, proceeding, inquest, investigation, award or action the City or its departments, boards or officers is a party, or in any way interested, no person is deemed incompetent as a judge, referee, commissioner, appraiser, arbitrator, witness or juror by reason of his or her being an inhabitant, freeholder or taxpayer of the City.
[§ 626, c. 755, L. 1907]
No witness shall be excused from testifying in any criminal proceeding or in any investigation or inquiry before the Council or any committee thereof, or before any officer conducting an investigation, touching the knowledge of such witness as to any offense committed in violation of the provisions of this act or an ordinance of the Council; but such testimony must not be used against such witness in any criminal prosecution or proceeding whatever.
[§ 627, c. 755, L. 1907]
No bond, undertaking or security is necessary to be delivered or filed by the City or any of its officers, boards or departments, in any action, suit or proceeding in or before any court, judge or justice of the state, on appeals, adjournments or other matters in which security is required, unless otherwise specifically required by this act.
[Added by L.L. No. 1-1969]
The willful act of destroying, defacing or otherwise injuring buildings, grounds, vehicles, equipment or other property of the City of Rochester and/or the Rochester City School District shall be a violation punishable by a civil penalty in the amount of the damage, but in no event to exceed $500, to be recovered by the City of Rochester in a civil action against said person or the parents or guardian having custody and control of a child under the age of 18 years when such child commits any such willful act.