Sec. 26-74. Authority for City to remove or repair the defacement of buildings, walls, fences and other structures.
(a) The city manager or a designated representative is authorized to undertake or contract for the removal or repair of the defacement, by or through the application of graffiti, on any public buildings, wall, fence or other structure or any private building, wall, fence or other structure where such graffiti is visible from any public right-of-way.
(b) Prior to such removal, the city manager or a designated representative shall seek the written permission of the property owner or whenever possible oral permission. If the property owner fails to provide requested permission within ten days of receipt of permission request or denies the oral request, the abatement procedures set forth in §26-4 through §26-8 of this chapter shall be followed to effect removal or repair of the defacement.
(c) After receiving written permission, oral permission or giving proper notice, the city may undertake the removal or repair of the defacement. Except for those costs recovered pursuant to Section 26-73 this article the removal or repair of graffiti shall be at the expense of the city; provided, however, the removal or repair work may be undertaken by volunteers, individuals required to perform community services by order of any court or inmate labor, under appropriate city supervision. (Ord. No. O-96-065, 3-26-96)
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