If the Provo City Council approves the ordinance amending Chapter 7.05 (prevention and removal of graffiti) it would make the following changes:

• Retailers who own businesses where aerosol paint containers or broad-tip markers are sold shall place a sign in a clear public view stating: Graffiti is against the law. Any person who defaces real or personal property with paint or other liquids or device is guilty of a crime punishable by a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to six months.

• The possession of a graffiti implement while in or upon any public facility, park, playground, swimming pool or recreational facility, or within 50 feet of any underpass, bridge abutment, storm drain, or road sign shall be forbidden except as authorized by the responsible party or unless expressly authorized by law.

• The mayor shall establish:

—a program to educate the public about the detrimental effect of graffiti and methods to reduce its proliferation.

—a procedure whereby city personnel will remove graffiti located in the city within 48 hours or sooner after city receipt of a report.

—at the beginning of each calendar quarter the mayor shall submit a report to the municipal council detailing the number of graffiti reports received, cost of graffiti removal and educational efforts undertaken.