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Graffiti abatement   

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(a) "Abatement," for the purposes of this section, includes the removal and prevention of graffiti, antigraffiti education, and restitution to any property owner for any injury or damage caused by the removal of graffiti from the property.

(b) A district that is authorized to abate graffiti may:

(1) Remove or contract for the removal of graffiti from any public or private property within its boundaries.

(2) Indemnify or compensate any property owner for any injury or damage caused by the removal of graffiti from property.

(3) Undertake a civil action to abate graffiti as a nuisance pursuant to Section 731 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(4) Use the services of persons ordered to perform those services by a superior or juvenile court.

(5) Use the phrase "Graffiti Abatement District" in the name of the district.

(6) Operate specifically designated telephone "hot lines" for the purpose of receiving reports of unlawful application of graffiti on public or private property.

(7) Operate a program of financial reward, not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person who unlawfully applies graffiti to any public or private property.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 784, Sec. 198.)