City. “City” means the City and County of San Francisco.
Director. “Director” means the Director of the Department of Public Works or his or her designee.
Graffiti. “Graffiti” means any inscription, word, figure, marking or design that is affixed, marked, etched, scratched, drawn or painted on any building, structure, fixture or other improvement, whether permanent or temporary, including by way of example only and without limitation, signs, banners, billboards and fencing surrounding construction sites, whether public or private, without the consent of the owner of the property or the owner’s authorized agent, and which is visible from the public right-of-way. “Graffiti” shall not include: (1) any sign or banner that is authorized by, and in compliance with, the applicable requirements of this Code, the San Francisco Planning Code or the San Francisco Building Code; or (2) any mural or other painting or marking on the property that is protected as a work of fine art under the California Art Preservation Act (California Civil Code Sections 987 et seq.) or as a work of visual art under the Federal Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (17 U.S.C. §§ 101 et seq.).
Owner. “Owner” shall mean the owner of record of the property as set forth in the most current records of the Tax Assessor, or the owner’s authorized agent.
(Added by Ord. 29-94, App. 1/14/94; amended by Ord. 263-04, File No. 041150, App. 11/4/2004)