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Graffiti is an act of vandalism that costs thousands of dollars to remove. Every dollar spent on graffiti removal is a dollar that could be used on other badly needed programs. If not immediately removed, graffiti sends out a message that "nobody cares" about the area. Graffiti is detrimental to neighborhoods and to our city. It creates a perception in neighborhoods that laws protecting private and public properties can be disregarded, and that a neighborhood is declining and unsafe.
Areas characterized by graffiti are less appealing to those looking to buy or rent property. Property becomes more difficult to sell and values are reduced. By having an effective and timely graffiti removal and abatement program in place, your property and community can be maintained in the original condition minus the unsightly graffiti. This will help prevent vandals from receiving the recognition they desire and reduce the likelihood it will spread.