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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GROWING GRAFFITI PROBLEM

 
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DMCKEON
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:24 am    Post subject: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GROWING GRAFFITI PROBLEM
From Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:00 am to Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:59 am (included)
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Please read the Staten Island Advance article and click on the NY1 News link below. 19 kids arrested for graffiti on Staten Island most of them between the ages of 11-13. Please pass along our recommendations. We will work with any organization, community group or public office to combat this issue.


WHERE TO TURN

RECOMMENDATIONS

Use the Department of Sanitation’s power to give fines to property owners who do not remove graffiti.

Have the owners sign waivers giving us permission to have our teams remove the graffiti in lieu of the fine.

Hold Realtors responsible for unoccupied locations that need graffiti removed. Place liens on the locations payable at closing if waivers are not signed.

You will see how many new waivers come pouring in. Also a clean location is an easier sell

Reach out to schools to coordinate anti graffiti efforts.

We are willing to give community service credits to students who help with our graffiti cleanups.

We will also give community credit to students who get signed waivers for locations that need graffiti removed.

Reach out to schools to adopt areas near the school’s location and make them “graffiti free areas” We will coordinate.

Help fund public awareness

How many people know that they can receive a reward for supplying information that leads to the arrest of an offender (refuse to call them graffiti artists)?

How many senior citizens know that they can be reimbursed by NYS Crime Victims for the cost of removing graffiti from their property?

How many parents even think twice about their children’s books or possessions covered in tags or the fact that they need spray paint or broad-tipped markers.

How many parents know that their young children can participate in graffiti removal paint overs with community groups and the NYPD?

How many students are aware the District Attorney has been and will continue to prosecute offenders to the fullest?

How many people are aware that we have hardly any paint for paint overs at the Sanitation Department on Staten Island and that most times we have to go into Brooklyn for paint and supplies?

People need to know, and the City Council and the mayor’s office should put more emphasis on getting the word out.

Do people know that if you mix multiple colors of paint you will wind up with tan and that we have a paint sore owner who is willing to supply us with all his old paint if we have any major paint-overs that can be done in tan?

We will continue to do our part

Weekly graffiti removal outings….but we need locations, waivers and volunteers

We will remove graffiti free of charge from any vinyl fence free of charge…..put we need funds to purchase non toxic remover which our volunteers can use.

Finally get the SIEDC the Chamber of Commerce and all three community boards to pass this information on.

Also let them know that we will paint over any business that has had its security grates graffitied free of charge…..we only need a waivers


If you want to learn more or if you want to get involved contact us at this e-mail address or call us at 718-966-6531.

Because if we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem.

Dennis

South Shore kids penned themselves into a corner

http://www.where-to-turn.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=41515

Police Nab 19 In Connection With South Shore Graffiti

http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?&aid=78325&search_result=1&stid=242
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