In any case in which a criminal prosecution is pending or is about to be instituted for violation of Penal Code Sections 594 and 640.6, or of any other law that authorizes a court to sentence a criminal defendant to remove graffiti placed on property by that defendant, the Director may suspend abatement actions under this Article. In such a case, the abatement action shall be suspended only in connection with any property upon which the defendant is charged with placing graffiti, and only until such time as the defendant is sentenced or the case is otherwise closed. This provision shall not prohibit a property owner from removing graffiti from his or her own property during such time as the criminal proceeding is pending.
(Added by Ord. 29-94, App. 1/14/94; amended by Ord. 263-04, File No. 041150, App. 11/4/2004)