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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DEFACE. To alter the appearance of something by removing, distorting, adding to or covering all or part of it.
GRAFFITI. Any writing, printing, marks, signs, symbols, figures, designs, inscriptions or other drawings which are scratched, scrawled, printed, drawn or otherwise placed on any exterior surface of a building, wall, sidewalk, sign, telephone pole or any permanent structure on public or private property and which have the effect of defacing the property.
GRAFFITI MATERIALS. Include paint, aerosol or pressurized containers of paint, indelible markers, ink, dye or any other substance capable of defacing property.
VANDALISM. The willful damage, destruction or defacement of public or private property.
(2001 Code, § 2020.03)