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Editor's note: Former section 7-93 was repealed by Part 10 of Ord. No. 2827, adopted May 4, 2010.
(A) For the purposes of this section only, the following definitions are applicable to this section only:
(1) MINOR - A person under the age of 18 years who has been convicted of a violation of Cal. Penal Code, Section 594, 594.3, 594.4, 640.5, 640.6 or 640.7, or has been found to be a person described in Cal. Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 602 by reason of the commission of an act prohibited by the Cal. Penal Code sections identified in this section.
(2) GRAFFITI ABATEMENT COSTS - Means:
(a) The average costs incurred in identifying and apprehending a person convicted of Cal. Penal Code, Sections 594, 594.3, 594.4, 640.5, 640.6, 640.7 or a minor subsequently found to be a person described in Cal. Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 602 by reason of the commission of an act prohibited on the Cal. Penal Code sections identified in this subdivision; and
(b) The average costs incurred in removing graffiti or other inscribed material; and
(c) The average costs incurred in repairing and replacing property of a type frequently defaced with graffiti or other inscribed material.
(B) Cost findings shall be reviewed at least once every three years to ensure their adequacy. Recommendations shall be made to the city council regarding any appropriate updates to the amount of graffiti abatement costs and expenses. The city council may adopt updated cost findings by resolution. Immediately after adoption, the city clerk shall forward a certified copy of the adopted cost findings to the clerk of the Ventura County Juvenile Court and the Ventura County Probation Agency.
(C) The Ventura County Probation Agency is hereby authorized, on behalf of the city, to collect from the minor, the minor's estate or the minor's parents or guardian, the city's graffiti abatement costs and expenses through the juvenile court proceedings pursuant to the Graffiti Removal and Damage Recovery Program (Cal. Welfare and Institution Code, Section 742.10 et seq.) and to promptly transfer said funds to the city.
(D) Upon request of the Ventura County Probation Agency, the city shall promptly transmit to the probation officer data about the city's expenditure of resources for graffiti abatement costs in a particular case for collection pursuant to this section.
(Ord. No. 2897)