ORDINANCE NO. 993 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO DAMAGE OR DESTROY CITY PROPERTY, PROVIDING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CONVICTION OF PERSONS DAMAGING OR DESTROYING PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY AND AMENDING THE SAN DIMAS MUNICIPAL CODE 

The City Council of the City of San Dimas does hereby ordain as follows: 

SECTION 1.  Title 9 of the San Dimas Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding thereto Chapter 9.38 to read as follows: 

Chapter 9.38 

Reward for conviction of persons damaging or destroying property within the City. 

SECTION: 9.38.010.  Reward for conviction of persons damaging or destroying property within the City. 

9.38.010 Reward for conviction of persons damaging or destroying property within the City. 

(a)    The City Council hereby finds and declares that there has been a substantial increase in vandalism and the damage or destruction of property within the City.  This has materially increased the cost to the public of  maintaining both City and private property, and has discouraged public contributions of time and property for the development and improvement of property within the City. 

(b)   It is unlawful for any person to deface, destroy, damage or vandalize, with paint or other liquid, any real or personal property not his or her own within the City. 

(c)    A reward in an amount which the City Council shall from time to time determine, is hereby offered and shall be paid to any person who furnishes to the Sheriff’s Department information leading to the apprehension and conviction or confession of any person who willfully defaces, destroys, damages or vandalizes property within the City, or to an organization within this City, which provides activities or programs for youths in this City. 

(d)   Claims for rewards under this section shall be filed with the City Clerk as are other claims against 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 was convicted or confessed to the damage or destruction of the property. 

(3)   Identify the court and the date upon which the conviction occurred or the place and the date of the confession. 

(e)    No claim shall be allowed by the City Council unless the City Manager investigates and verifies the accuracy of the claim and recommends that it be allowed. 

(f)     The City Manager is authorized and directed to cause signs containing the offer of reward to be posted at appropriate locations in the City.” 

SECTION 2.  The City Council hereby declares it would have passed this ordinance sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, this ordinance are severable and, if for any reason any sentence, paragraph, or section of this ordinance shall be held invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this ordinance. 

SECTION 3. Publication.  This Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after its final passage, and within fifteen (15) days after its passage, the City Clerk shall cause it to be published in the Daily Bulletin, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of San Dimas hereby designated for that purpose. 

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED THIS 13th DAY OF APRIL, 1993                              

 ORDINANCE NO 992 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIMAS ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE STORAGE, USE AND POSSESSION OF AEROSOL PAINT CANS, DYE CONTAINERS, ANY TYPE MARKERS WITH A TIP LARGER THAN ¼ INCH IN WIDTH, AND TOOLS OR INSTRUMENTS DESIGNED TO INSCRIBE OR ETCH ON GLASS OR METAL SURFACES AND AMENDING THE SAN DIMAS MUNICIPAL CODE 

WHEREAS, the proliferation of graffiti in this City and throughout the County of Los Angeles is a great burden on the resources of this community in terms of the costs of clean-up materials and labor to remove evidence of graffiti from public rights-of-way, public vehicle traffic control signage as well as private property, and 

WHEREAS, it is imperative that reasonable steps be taken to restrict the area with which unsupervised juveniles may acquire aerosol paint cans, dye containers, markers with tips larger than a ¼ inch in width and tools or instruments designed to inscribe on glass or metal; and 

WHEREAS, it is believed that the storage or aerosol paint cans, dye containers, markers and inscribers in a locked or secured area of the business offering them for sale, accessible only by employees of such businesses, may  result in a reduction of the incidence of graffiti vandalism; 

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of San Dimas, California, does hereby ordain as follows: 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 9.45 of the San Dimas Municipal Code is hereby repealed and a new Chapter 9.45 is adopted to read as follows:  

Chapter 9.45 

REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE, USE AND POSSESSION OF AEROSOL PAINT CANS, DYE CONTAINERS, MARKING PENS AND CERTAIN TOOLS OR INSTRUMENTS. 

Sections: 

9.45.10                        Sale of aerosol paint cans, dye containers, and certain marking pens and tools or instruments. 

9.45.20                        Display of aerosol paint cans, dye containers, and certain marking pens and tools or instruments. 

9.45.30                        Possession prohibited by minors 

9.45.010          Sale of aerosol paint cans, dye containers, and certain marking pens and tools or instruments.  It shall be unlawful for any person to sell exchange, give, or loan, or cause or permit to be sold, exchanged, given, or loaned, any pressurized can or other container commonly known as an aerosol paint can, dye container, or any marker with a tip larger than ¼ inch and tool or instrument designed to inscribe on glass or metal to anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years, unless such juvenile I sin the presence of his or her parent or guardian.  It shall be unlawful for anyone under the age of eighteen (18) years to purchase or otherwise obtain any aerosol paint can, dye container, markers with a tip larger than ¼ inch and tools or instruments designed to inscribe on glass or metal unless such juvenile is in the presence of his or her parent or guardian.