9.96.070 City Cost Recoverable – Debt – Lien.
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If the City is required to remove graffiti and abate a graffiti nuisance property, the City shall bill the cost of removal and abatement to the responsible party. The costs billed shall be due and payable to the City within 10 calendar days of billing. The costs billed shall include the value of the use of City staff and resources at the current established hourly rate and all payments made to third parties.
If the costs billed are not paid when due, they shall be a personal debt of the responsible party and automatically the costs shall be a lien upon the graffiti nuisance property. The City may take all lawful action to collect the debt of the responsible party or to foreclose its lien upon the graffiti nuisance property.