For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   GRAFFITI. Any unauthorized marking, including, but not limited to, any inscription, slogan, drawing, painting, symbol, logo, name, character or figure, that is made in any manner visible to the public and made on property that is used for commercial purposes. GRAFFITI does not include markings used for commercial advertising purposes or markings required by applicable city ordinance, state or federal law.
   UNAUTHORIZED. Without the permission, in advance of the creation of the marking, of the owner or lawful occupant of the property. It shall be a rebuttable presumption that the marking is UNAUTHORIZED if the graffiti is inconsistent with the design and use of the subject property, there is no specific written authorization by the owner or occupant for the graffiti or the person causing the graffiti is unknown to the owner or occupant.
(Ord. 070731, passed 7-31-2007)