Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:27 pm Post subject: Combating Graffiti Press Conference 3/6
From Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:00 pm to Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:30 pm (included)
|For Immediate Release
March 3, 2009
WHAT: A Press Conference to introduce the first Flashcam anti-graffiti device
to be deployed on Staten Island and to recognize those who have supported
our efforts to combat graffiti.
WHEN: Friday March 6
TIME: 1:00 PM
WHERE: Community Board 2 (Lou Caravone Community Service Building)
460 Brielle Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
In the spring of 2008 many members of the community met to discuss the
growing problem of graffiti on Staten Island.
Over the past year working together with the courts, the NYPD, the
District Attorney's Office, the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit, the
Borough President's Clean Team, local elected officials and community
groups we have been able to clean up 800 of the reported 885 graffiti
incidents reported in 2008.
All involved have worked hard in catching the offenders. We created a
program that gave the courts the ability to sentence offenders to
community service where they would clean graffiti in the neighborhoods
hit the hardest all over Staten Island.
During 2008 offenders performed over 1,000 hours of community
service removing graffiti.
Also through the Flags Across Staten Island program Scott LoBaido has
painted 28 American Flag murals at constantly tagged locations and not
one has been tagged.
Please join us as we introduce our latest tool in our fight against graffiti
and to thank those involved who have gone the extra mile to improve the
quality of life on Staten Island and learn of our ongoing plans to continue
the fight to make Staten Island graffiti free.