§ 12.72  DEFINITIONS.
   The following words and terms when used in this Division N shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
   GRAFFITI. Any inscription, word, figure, painting or other defacement that is written, marked, etched, scratched, sprayed, drawn, painted or engraved on or otherwise affixed to any surface of a permanent structure, fixture or object, including, but not limited to, buildings, walls, fences, bridges, benches, shelters, sidewalks, hydrants, fountains, pavement, curbs, trees, rocks, signs, utility poles or boxes situated on public or by any , to the extent that the inscription, word, figure, painting or other defacement was not authorized in advance by the for the , or, despite advance authorization, is otherwise deemed a by the City Environmental Health Manager, or the designee thereof, pursuant to the definition of “ ” below.
   GRAFFITI IMPLEMENT. Paint, aerosol or pressurized containers of paint, indelible broad-tipped markers, paint stick, etching equipment or any other device capable of scarring or leaving a visible mark on any natural or human-made surface.
   PUBLIC NUISANCE. Real within the city containing a condition that defaces it or any permanent structure, fixture or object situated thereon which in turn causes or tends to cause depreciation in the enjoyment and use, or in the value of the in its immediate vicinity or which has the potential to unreasonably annoy, injure or endanger the safety, health, morals or general welfare of ordinary and reasonable members of the public.
   RESPONSIBLE PARTY. An owner, legal occupant or an entity or person acting as an agent for an owner by agreement, who has authority over the real or is responsible for the maintenance or management. Irrespective of any arrangement to the contrary with any other party, each owner shall always be a responsible party for the purposes of this Division N. There may be more than one RESPONSIBLE PARTY for a particular .
(1958 Code, § 192.03)  (Ord. 75-14, passed 3-24-1975, renumbered to § 192.05; Ord. 76-41, passed 8-2-1976; recodified by Ord. 98-53, passed 11-16-1998; added by Ord. 2000-9, passed 5-15-2000; Ord. 2016-24, passed 10-24-2016)