Saturday, April 14, 2007

A1: "PV: Proposed rule would crack down on graffiti"

Ken Hedler's council report is pretty good considering the eye-glazing meeting he had to sit through to get it.

Kids used to use chalk for graffiti, now they use spray paint and expensive markers. Hint: that's because their parents give them money.


leftturnclyde said...

dang their kids money . we'll just have to put a stop to THAT..... but seriously kudos to the reporter on a good job ..steve please consider giving this person 2 cookies one for the story one for sitting through that meeting.

coyoteradiotheater said...

Ken is very, very good at patiently sifting though a meeting to get to the story. Always admired him for that.

Here's two ideas:

1 - if we require businesses/home-owners to police up the graffiti on their property,won't that make them more attuned to prevention practices?

2 - here's a tax and spend approach - make a tax on marking item, use the tax to fund remediation.

'course, not all markers are from the area, but, somehow I don't see grafitistas as super motivated to avoid the tarrif and drive to another municipality to load up.