§ 131.12  REWARD AUTHORITY.
   (A)   Pursuant to Cal. Gov't Code § 53069.5, the city does hereby offer a reward up to $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person for violation of Cal. Penal Code § 594 by the use of graffiti, or other acts of vandalism, not to exceed $500 per incident of graffiti.  In the event of multiple contributors of information, the reward amount shall be divided by the city in the manner it shall deem appropriate. For the purposes of this section, diversion of the offending violator to a community service program or a plea bargain to a lesser offense shall constitute a conviction.
   (B)   Claims for rewards under this section shall be filed with the city.  Each claim shall:
      (1)   Specifically identify the date, location and kind of property damaged or destroyed.
      (2)   Identify by name the person who has convicted, or confessed to the damage or destruction of the city property.
      (3)   Identify the court and the date upon which the conviction occurred or the place and the date of the confession.
   (C)   The person committing the graffiti or vandalism, and if an unemancipated minor, then the custodial parent of said minor, shall be liable for any reward paid pursuant to this section.
(Ord. 95-02, passed 2-27-95; Am. Ord. 2000-08, passed 9-11-00)