Whenever the following terms are used in this article, they shall have the meanings established by this section:
   GRAFFITI. The defacing, damaging or destroying by the spraying of paint or marking of ink, chalk, dye or other similar substances on public and private buildings, structures and places.
   GRAFFITI ABATEMENT PROCEDURE. An abatement procedure which identifies graffiti, issues notices to the landowner to abate the graffiti, and cures in absence or response.
   PRIVATE CONTRACTOR. Any person with whom the city shall have duly contracted to remove graffiti.
(Ord. 2884, § 1, passed 4-8-1996)