shall be held jointly and severally liable for the
cost of providing police personnel for special security assignment over and
above the services normally provided by the police department.
B. The police personnel, utilized at the assemblage
during the response after the first warning is issued to any person(s) mentioned
above to control the disturbance to the public peace, health, safety or general
welfare, shall be deemed to be on special security assignment over and above the
services normally provided by the police department.
C. Liability for the cost of providing police
personnel for special security assignment as mentioned above shall attach to the
owner(s) of the premises if and only if it is determined as follows:
(1) The owner(s) had knowledge of a pattern of loud
or unruly assemblage at the site; and
(2) The owner(s) failed to take reasonable steps to
control or disband the loud or unruly assemblage; and
(3) The owner(s), under the circumstances, were
capable of taking reasonable steps to control or disband loud or unruly
assemblage at the site.
D. The charges assessed shall be the actual cost of
service for controlling the disturbance and restoring the public peace, health,
safety or general welfare at the location of the disturbance. In addition,
violators shall be responsible for any damage to public property. The City of
Azusa shall bill the responsible party or parties, for costs of providing the
special security assignment, plus an additional amount to process the bill and
collect charges. Failure to pay the charge, as billed by the City of Azusa,
shall be deemed a violation of this Code. (Ord. 91‑09, § 1, 1991; Ord.
2395, § 1, 1989).
8.52.180 DISPLAY OF AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT CONTAINERS
AND MARKER PENS. Every person who owns, conducts, operates or manages a retail
commercial establishment selling aerosol containers, or marker pens with tips
exceeding four millimeters in width, containing anything other than a solution
which can be removed with water after it dries, shall store or cause such
aerosol containers or marker pens to be stored in an
area viewable by, but not accessible to the public in
the regular course of business without employee assistance, pending legal sale
or disposition of such marker pens or paint containers. (Ord. 91‑03, § 2,
GRAFFITI ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY'
8.54.010 GRAFFITI REMOVAL. A. Intent. Graffiti on
public and private property is a blighting factor which not only depreciates the
value of property, but also the value of adjacent and surrounding communities.
Government Code Section 53069.3 authorizes a city to enact ordinances to provide
for the use of city funds to remove graffiti from public and privately owned
permanent structures located within the city. The City Council finds and
declares that graffiti or related inscribed material is obnoxious and pursuant
to Government Code Section 53069.3, authorizes that a program be instituted
allowing for the use of city funds to remove graffiti on public and private
property. It is the Council's further intent to provide for the prohibition of
the placement of graffiti on public and private property to the extent such
prohibition is permitted by state law and to further prohibit persons from
allowing graffiti to remain and thus foster the perpetuation of blight upon the
community. The City Council also finds and determines that the removal of
graffiti is inexpensive and can easily be accomplished by property owners of the
City within three calendar days.
B. Graffiti Defined. "Graffiti" shall mean
the unauthorized inscribing, spraying of paint or marking of ink, chalk, dye,
paint, or other similar substances on public or private buildings, structures,
vehicles, equipment, places, and similar things or locations.
GRAFFITI ON PUBLIC, PRIVATE PROPERTY
It shall be unlawful for any person to paint, mark, chalk, or otherwise apply
graffiti or other inscribing material on public or privately owned buildings,
structures, vehicles, equipment, places, or other similar locations or things
within the city.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any private property to permit graffiti or
other inscribed material to remain so as to be capable of being viewed by a
person utilizing any public right of way within the City, such as but not
limited to a road, parkway or alley, providing that the City has given the
property owner written notice to remove the graffiti within a period of three
calendar days and the graffiti or other inscribed material has not been removed
within said three day period. If the three day period has expired, the City may
remove the graffiti with the consent of the owner and at the owner's expense.
If the owner refuses
to remove the graffiti after said three‑day period, the graffiti shall
constitute a public nuisance and may be abated pursuant to the provisions of
Chapter 15.08 of the Azusa Municipal Code.
D. Procedure To Remove Graffiti. Whenever the City Administrator or his or her designee determines that graffiti or other inscribed material is so located on public or private property as to be capable of being viewed by a person utilizing any public right of way, and the owner of the property consents to the removal of the graffiti by the City, the City shall be authorized to provide for the removal of the graffiti. If the City provides for the removal of graffiti, it shall not authorize nor undertake to provide for the painting or repair of any more extensive area than that where the graffiti is located.