Graffiti on public and private property is a blighting factor that not only depreciates the value of the property that has been the target of such malicious vandalism, but also depreciates the value of the adjacent and surrounding properties, and in so doing, negatively impacts upon the entire community. Graffiti is a nuisance and unless it is removed from public and private properties tends to remain.
Source: Ord. No. 4308, § 1, 11-17-97