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“Abate” means to remove the graffiti by such means, in such a manner and to such an extent as the Director or the Code Enforcement Board reasonably determines is necessary to remove the graffiti from public view.

“Aerosol paint container” means any aerosol container that is adapted or made for the purpose of applying spray paint or other substances capable of defacing property.

“Broad-tipped marker” means any felt-tip indelible marker or similar implement with a flat or angled writing surface that, at its broadest width is greater than one-eighth inch, containing ink or other pigmented liquid that is not water soluble.

“Code Enforcement Board” means the City of Pasco Code Enforcement Board and the office thereof established pursuant to Chapter 1.45 PMC.

“Director” means the Director of the Community and Economic Development Department or his or her designee.

“Etching equipment” means any tool, device, or substance that can be used to make permanent marks on any natural or manmade surface.

“Graffiti” means unauthorized markings, visible from premises open to the public, that have been placed upon any property through the use of paint, ink, chalk, etching, scratching, dye or any other substance capable of marking property.

“Graffiti implement” means an aerosol paint container, a broad-tipped marker, gum label, paint stick or graffiti stick, etching equipment, brush or any other device capable of scarring or leaving a visible mark on any natural or manmade surface.

“Graffiti nuisance property” means property upon which graffiti has not been abated after the abatement date established pursuant to PMC 9.120.060(2).

“Owner” means any entity or entities having a legal or equitable interest in real or personal property, including but not limited to the interest of a tenant or lessee.

“Paint stick” or “graffiti stick” means any device containing a solid form of paint, chalk, wax, epoxy, shoe polish or other similar substance capable of being applied to a surface by pressure and leaving a mark of at least one-eighth inch in width.

“Premises open to the public” means all public spaces, including but not limited to streets, alleys, sidewalks, parks, and public open space, as well as private property onto which the public is regularly invited or permitted to enter for any purpose.

“Property” means any real or personal property and that which is affixed, incidental or appurtenant to real property, including but not limited to any structure, fence, wall, sign, vehicle or any separate part thereof, whether permanent or not.

“Responsible party” means the record owner according to the land records of Franklin County, State of Washington, or an entity or person acting as an agent for an owner by agreement, who has authority over the property or is responsible for the property’s maintenance or management. Irrespective of any arrangement to the contrary with any other party, each owner shall always be a responsible party for the purposes of this chapter. There may be more than one responsible party for a particular property.

“Unauthorized” means without the consent of a responsible party. [Ord. 3370 § 2, 1999; Code 1970 § 9.85.020.]