Graffiti and other defacement of public and private property including walls, rocks, bridges, fences, gates and other structures, trees, and other real and personal property within the City constitutes a nuisance. Although it is appropriate, where possible, to request that the courts require people who are convicted of acts of malicious mischief and vandalism involving the application of graffiti to public or private property to restore the property so defaced, damaged, or destroyed, oftentimes it is difficult to identify, or to identify and convict, the wrongdoer. The continued presence of graffiti is a blight on the community. While voluntary graffiti removal should be encouraged, where graffiti has not been promptly removed, graffiti should be removed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
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