§ 131.01  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ABATEMENT.  The act of removal of graffiti.
   AEROSOL PAINT CONTAINER.  Any aerosol container that is adapted or made for the purposes of applying spray paint or other substances capable of defacing property.
   BROAD-TIPPED MARKER.  Any type of marker or similar instrument with a flat or angled writing surface of one-fourth inch or greater which contains ink or other pigmented liquid that is not water soluble.
   BUSINESS DAYS.  The days of the week of Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays.
   ETCHING EQUIPMENT.  Any tool device or substance that can be used to make permanent marks on the surface of any property.
   GRAFFITI.  Any unauthorized 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 public or private property by any graffiti implement, to the extent that the graffiti was not authorized in advance by the owner or occupant of the property, or, despite advance authorization, is otherwise deemed a public nuisance by the City Council.
   GRAFFITI IMPLEMENT.  An aerosol paint container, a broad-tipped marker, paint stick or graffiti stick, etching equipment, brush or any other device capable of scarring or leaving a visible mark on any natural or human-made surface when the tools are used in an overt criminal act.
   PRIOR AUTHORIZATION.  With prior permission of the owner, manager or other person in control of the private or public property.
   RESPONSIBLE.  Accountable, as for something within one’s power.
(1976 Code, § 10-2-1)