RESOLUTION NO. 91-35 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD AUTHORIZING A REWARD FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO THE IDENTITY, APPREHENSION AND CONVICTION OF ANY PERSON CAUSING GRAFFITI IN THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD DOES HEREBY RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: 

SECTION 1. That the City Council of the City of Rosemead does hereby find, determine and declare as follows: 

(a)    Government Code Section 53069.5 provides that a general law city may offer and pay a reward, the amount thereof to be determined by the city, for information leading to the determination of the identity of, and the apprehension of, any person whose willful misconduct results in injury or death to any person or who willfully damages or destroys any property. 

(b)   It is the policy of the City of Rosemead to offer rewards for the information leading to the identity, apprehension and conviction of any person whose willful misconduct in the City of Rosemead results in the perpetration of, or aid in, causing graffiti within the City. 

C The purpose of offering rewards is to encourage citizens to give assistance to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement authorities so that they may better protect the City’s property and the property of city residents by identifying, apprehending and convicting criminals. 

   SECTION 2.  The City Council hereby authorizes a reward of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) for information leading to the identity, apprehension and conviction of any person whose willful misconduct results in the perpetration of, or aid in, causing graffiti within the City of Rosemead.  The reward shall be payable upon conviction of the perpetrators, or any other judicial disposition thereof which recognizes the guilt of the perpetrators.  This reward offer shall not apply to any co-conspirators or co-perpetrators in the offense, nor shall the reward offer apply to any city employee.  If more than one person provides information regarding a single episode, regardless of whether conducted by one or more perpetrators, the reward hereby offered shall be divided between those providing such information in a proportion which the City Manager deems just based on the contribution of each person providing the information to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s). 

ORDINANCE NO. 732 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ROSEMEAD AMENDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO SALE, POSSESSION AND STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR AEROSOL SPRAY PAINT AND DYE CONTAINERS, CERTAIN WRITING INSTRUMENTS AND GLASS ETCHING TOOLS BY ANY BUSINESS OR ESTABLISHMENT OFFERING SAID CONTAINERS FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC 

The City Council of the City of Rosemead DOES ORDAIN as follows: 

Section 1.  New Sections 4171.1 and 4171.2 are hereby added to the Rosemead Municipal Code to read as follows: 

4171.1 Sale and Possession of Aerosol Spray Paint Cans By Juveniles.  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 spray paint can or container which contains paint or dye, and or any writing instruments having a porous point, tip or nib in excess of one sixteenth of one inch in width at its widest point (hereinafter referred to as “writing instrument”) and or glass etching tools to anyone under the age of 18 years.  It shall be unlawful for anyone under the age of eighteen years to purchase or otherwise obtain any aerosol spray paint can, writing instrument or glass etching tools or for a juvenile to possess an aerosol spray paint can, writing instrument or glass etching tools in a public place unless such juvenile is in the presence of his or her parent or guardian. 

4171.2    Sale of Aerosol Spray Paint, Writing Instruments and Glass Etching Tools and Storage Requirements.  Any business or establishment offering for sale to the public any paint or dye which is packaged for sale in a pressurized container commonly known as an aerosol spray paint can or container, writing instruments as described in Section 4141.1 of the Rosemead Municipal Code and or glass etching tools shall provide, post and maintain a sign which contains “Any person who maliciously defaces real or personal property with paint is guilty of vandalism which is punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both.”  The letters will be at least ½ inch in height.  Such a sign shall be plainly visible to customers who may seek to purchase aerosol spray paint cans, writing instruments or glass etching tools. 

A.     Any business or establishment offering for sale to the public any paint or dye packaged in aerosol spray paint cans or containers, writing instruments as described in Section 4171.1 of the Rosemead Municipal Code, or glass etching tools, shall keep, store and maintain such aerosol spray paint cans or containers, writing instruments or glass etching tools in a place that is locked and secured, or otherwise inaccessible to the public. 

Section 2.  The Planning Department, in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Department, will use its best efforts to identify businesses in the City of Rosemead which may offer for sale to the public aerosol spray paint containers, writing instruments and or glass etching tools and cause a copy of this Ordinance to be transmitted to such persons and businesses by first-class United States mail at the earliest feasible date.

Section 3.  The Mayor shall sign and the City Clerk shall certify to the passage and adoption of this Ordinance and shall cause the same to be processed pursuant to the provisions of law. 

APPROVED AND ADOPTED this 13th day of April, 1993