ORDINANCE NO. 6526 

AN ORDIANNCE OF THE CITY OF PASADENA AMENDING TITLE 9 OF THE PASADENA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD CHAPTER 9.72 TO REQUIRE THE STORAGE OF AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT CONTAINERS AND MARKER PENS 

SECTION 1. The City Council finds and declares: That provisions of state law provide punishment for vandalism in the form of malicious defacing of property with paint, and prohibit the sale to or puchase by minors of aerosol spray paint containers capable of defacing property; and

That notwithstanding such prohibitions graffiti caused by aerosol spray paint continue to proliferate in the City of Pasadena due in part to theft of aerosol spray paint containers; and

That graffiti can be created not only by aerosol spray paint, but also by broad-tipped marker pens; and

That supplemental local deterrents to the availability for use of aerosol containers of paint and marker pens are needed to further inhibit their use for graffiti purposes;

NOW THEREFORE, the People of the City of Pasadena ordain as follows: 

SECTION 2. The Pasadena Municipal Code is amended to add a new Chapter 9.72 to read: 

SECTIONS:

9.72.10         Containers and Marker pens

Every Person who offers for sale, or owns, conducts, operates or manages a retail commercial establishment selling aerosol containers, or broad-tipped marker pens with tips exceeding 4 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. 

SECTION 2. The City Clerk shall certify the adoption of this ordinance and shall cause this ordinance to published in full text. 

SECTION 3. This ordiinance shall take effect upon the expiration of 30 days from its publication.