Fighting Graffiti on Georgia Avenue
Last Saturday, members of the community met at Torrie’s Restaurant to learn about graffiti removal and fan out along Georgia Avenue to remove area tagging. This effort was an outcome of the Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street Feasibility Study, and the focus area covers the area between Kansas Ave and Upshur St to the North all the way down to Florida Ave to the South.
Moving forward, supplies and a power washer will be available to community members to remove graffiti (details forthcoming). In speaking with Lauren Adkins from the Department of Small and Local Business Development, I’ve learned that graffiti is up across the city this year. This is one of the reasons that reports to 311 are taking longer to address than they were in 2014.
Community beautification and graffiti removal days are nothing new. I remember a similar event that addressed tagging and other issues around the Park View Rec Center that was held in March 2010. At that event, I learned about a graffiti removal solvent called Sensitive Surface Graffiti Remover.
I’ve decided its time to be more proactive. I’ll be restocking my supply of graffiti remover and removing what I can myself. If we all did this and only reported graffiti issues to 311 that we really can’t address ourselves, it would go a long way to keeping the tagging down on the community.
Below is a collection of photos from Saturday’s event courtesy of Jon Stover & Associates.Community Involvement, Graffiti/tagging comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.