Chapter 9.49


9.49.010    Defacing public and private property prohibited.

9.49.020    Prohibition of spray paint in public parks and buildings.

9.49.030    Property defined.

9.49.040    Misdemeanor.

9.49.010 Defacing public and private property prohibited.

No person shall paint, mar or use other liquid substances to maliciously deface any public property. Nor shall any person maliciously deface privately owned property by use of paint or other liquid substance, whether such property be occupied, vacated or abandoned, without consent of the owner of such property or the person with right of possession. (Ord. 364 § 1, 1980).

9.49.020 Prohibition of spray paint in public parks and buildings.

It is unlawful for any person to have in his possession any pressurized can containing any substance commonly known as paint or dye while in any public park, playground, swimming pool, recreational facility (other than a highway, street, alley or way), except authorized employees of the city or an individual or authorized employee of any individual or company under contract with the city. (Ord. 364 § 1, 1980).

9.49.030 Property defined.

“Public and private property” includes but is not limited to block and wood fences, garages, single and multiple dwellings, office buildings, and stores. (Ord. 364 § 1, 1980).

9.49.040 Misdemeanor.

Any violation of this chapter is a misdemeanor, and shall be punishable as specified by Chapter 1.12 HMC. (Ord. 364 § 1, 1980).