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(A) Graffiti as nuisance. The existence of graffiti on public and private property in violation of this subchapter is expressly declared to be a public nuisance.
(B) Removal of graffiti by perpetrator. Any person applying graffiti on public or private property must remove or pay for the removal of the graffiti in a manner approved by the property owner within 24 hours of notification. Failure of any person to remove or pay for removal of graffiti constitutes an additional violation of this subchapter. If graffiti is applied by a minor, the parents or legal guardian are also responsible for removal or payment for removal of graffiti.
(C) Removal of graffiti by city. The city is authorized, but not required, to use public funds for graffiti abatement on public or private property. The city is not required to paint, remove, or repair an area more extensive than that covered by graffiti, unless the owner has made prior arrangements with the city and agreed to pay the costs for more extensive painting, removal, or repair.
('80 Code, § 19-83) (Ord. O96-36, passed 4-3-96) Penalty, see § 112-99