Tuesday, March 08, 2005

More Punk-Style Vandalism: Maybe It's Got to Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Gang-related graffiti on the front of 1707 6th Avenue, North. This duplex is owned by an out-of-town landlord, according to the Metro Planning Department's "MetroMap" site. It is owned by The Provident Bank, whose address is: One East Fourth St. ML 198D, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Is anybody from the bank going to drive down from Cincy to clean off the paint? Photograph by S-townMike. Posted by Hello
“Our hood” is my home, too. I don’t deface your neighborhood, so why do you deface mine?

Maybe the neighborhood kids are just acting out at home because their principal is showing backbone and dishing out discipline at school.
These kids are going to have to find a way to be a part of the solution instead of the problem.

But until that time, the rest of us can solve this problem, according to the Metro Codes Department: "The Property Standards Code states that it shall be the duty of the owner of any building to remove graffiti and restore the damaged exterior surface to an approved state of maintenance and repair [emphasis mine]." To report graffiti on privately-owned buildings to Codes call: 862-6590.

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