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(A) Pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code § 53069.5, the city does hereby offer a reward of $200 for informa-tion leading to the arrest and conviction of any person for violation of Penal Code Section 594 by the place-ment of graffiti, not to exceed $200 per violation. In the event of multiple contributors of information, the reward amount shall be divided by the city in the manner it shall deem appropriate. For the purpose of this section, diversion of the offending violator to a community service program, or a plea bargain to a lesser offense, shall constitute a conviction. Employees, officers or board members of the city who witness graffiti activity during the course of their work schedule are not eligible for reward provisions pursuant to this chapter.
(B) Claims for rewards under this section shall be filed with the city and shall:
(1) Specifically identify the date, location and kind of property damaged or destroyed.
(2) Identify by name the person who was convicted, or confessed to the damage or destruction of the property.
(3) Identify the court and the date upon which the conviction occurred or the plea of guilty or no contest was entered.
(C) No claim for a reward shall be allowed by the City Council unless the claim is verified for accuracy and recommended by the city agency responsible for the review. This city agency shall be chosen by the City Manager at his/her discretion.
('86 Code, § 9.57.130) (Ord. 4251, passed - - )