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File #: 2019-1948    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 8/23/2019 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 9/11/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Enactment date: 9/17/2019 Enactment #: 32
Effective date: 9/19/2019    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct; Article I: Regulated Rights and Actions; Chapter 620: Graffiti by amending the existing language of Section 620.06 to replace the Bureau of Building Inspection with the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, to allow the Bureau of Police to prepare and send notices, and to clarify the process for removing publicly visible graffiti located on private property.
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. Summary 2019-1948
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct; Article I: Regulated Rights and Actions; Chapter 620: Graffiti by amending the existing language of Section 620.06 to replace the Bureau of Building Inspection with the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections, to allow the Bureau of Police to prepare and send notices, and to clarify the process for removing publicly visible graffiti located on private property.

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Whereas, timely removal of graffiti on private property is a priority of the City of Pittsburgh and its residents;

Whereas, the Graffiti Unit has been an integral part of enforcing and removing graffiti since its inception;

Whereas, increased partnership between the Graffiti Unit and the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections will streamline and improve enforcement and removal timelines;


Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct; Article I: Regulated Rights and Actions; Chapter 620: Graffiti is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:
CHAPTER 620: GRAFFITI
? 620.06 - REMOVAL OF GRAFFITI ON PRIVATE PROPERTY BY PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNER OR CITY.
(a) Property owner. It is unlawful for any person who is the owner or who has primary responsibility for control of property or for repair or maintenance of property in the City to permit property that is defaced with graffiti to remain defaced for a period of ten (10) days after service by first class mail of notice of the defacement. The notice shall contain the following information:
(1) The street address and legal description of the property sufficient for identification of the property;
(2) A statement that the property is deemed to be a graffiti nuisance property with a concise description of the conditions leading to the finding;
(3) A statement that the graffiti must be removed within ten (10) days after receipt of the notice and ...

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