ORDINANCE NO. 685

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF GRAFFITI OR OTHER INSCRIBED MATERIALS FROM PUBLIC OR PRIVATELY OWNED  STRUCTURES LOCATED ON PUBLIC OR PRIVATELY OWNED REAL PROPERTY AND AMENDING THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 9.62 is hereby added to Title 9 of the Cerritos Municipal Code to read as follows: 

Chapter 9.62

Graffiti 

9.62.10         Finding that Graffiti or other Inscribed Material is Obnoxious.  The Cerritos City Council does hereby find that graffiti or other inscribed material is obnoxious, be it on public or private property.

9.62.20         Graffiti Removal.  Consent of Property Owner; Removal by Director of Public Services.  Notwithstanding any other provision of the Cerritos Municipal Code to the contrary, whenever the Director of Public Services determines that graffiti or other inscribed material is obnoxious and is so located on public or private property as to be capable of being viewed by a person utilizing any public right of way in this City, be this road parkway, alley, or otherwise, and the owner of the property consents to the removal by the City of the graffiti or other inscribed material and executes such document as the City may provide relative to the removal of the graffiti or other inscribed material, then the Director of Public Services is authorized to provide for removal of the graffiti or other inscribed material.  If the Director of Public Services provides for the removal of the graffiti or other inscribed material, he  shall not authorize nor undertake to provide for the painting or repair of any more extensive area than that where the graffiti or other inscribed material is located. 

SECTION 2.    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 posted in three (3) public places designated for that purpose.