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The notice to abate graffiti pursuant to section 7-13-7 of this chapter shall be served upon the owner of affected real property, as such owner's name and address appears on the last equalized property tax assessment rolls of the county of El Dorado. If there is no known address for the owner, the notice shall be sent in care of the property address. The notice required by this chapter may be served in any one of the following manners:
(A) By personal service on the owner, occupant or person in charge or control of the property; or
(B) By registered or certified mail, addressed to the owner at the last known address of said owner. If this address is unknown, the notice will be sent to the property address.
(C) In addition to the above manners of service, a copy of the notice shall be posted on the real property.
The notice shall be substantially in the following form:
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REMOVE GRAFFITI
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that you are required by law at your expense to remove or paint over the graffiti located on the property commonly known as , Placerville, California, which is visible to public view, within ten (10) days after the date of this Notice, or, if you fail to do so, City employees or private contractors employed by the City will enter upon your property and abate the public nuisance by removal or painting over the graffiti. The cost of the abatement by the City employees or its private contractors will be assessed upon your property and such costs will constitute a lien upon the real property until paid.
You may also consent to the City removing the graffiti by executing the enclosed Consent to Enter Release of Liability form and returning it to the City within ten (10) days of the date of this letter.
In the event you desire to contest the City's determination that a nuisance exists on your real property with respect to said graffiti, you may request a hearing in front of the City Manager, at which time you will be given an opportunity to be heard regarding the proposed abatement. Request for such a hearing must be made within ten (10) days of the date of this notice. Failure to request such a hearing waives your right to contest the City's determination that a nuisance exists with respect to your property, and, unless said nuisance is abated by you, will result in the City entering upon your property to abate said nuisance.
(Ord. 1561, 8-24-1999)