Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Cost of Graffiti Removal Eating Up City Budgets

This year, the tab for graffiti removal in Ventura, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard CA is expected to run about $275,000. Smaller cities are straining to absorb the cost in their maintenance budgets. By May 1, at least 900 sites on public property had been cleaned this year. But the city can't keep up with the growing problem. There is now a four-week backlog of sites awaiting cleanup. That's discouraging to police, who say graffiti should be removed quickly--within 24 hours if possible. "Graffiti feeds itself," said David Keith, senior crime analyst for the Oxnard Police Department. "The more kids see it, the more they get the idea to do it. If it's up a couple of weeks, it snowballs." To read the whole article visit http://articles.latimes.com/1990-06-09/local/me-407_1_graffiti-removal-program If graffiti is a problem in your community you can help. Organize graffiti clean up days in your area and help educate youth about the costs of graffiti and the people and businesses it hurts. By helping with the clean up we send a message that graffiti is not tolerated in this area and discourages repeat vandalism. The more money going to the clean up of graffiti the less is left to maintain other important services like city transit and other street maintenance. To help your community use Eco-friendly graffiti removal products and get everyone involved. Home Strip Graffiti Go is a safe and effective graffiti remover that is water based and environmentally friendly keep your property, business, community graffiti free with Graffiti Go! For more details on Home Strip products please visit http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/