‘Graffiti Hotline’ Introduced in L.A.
Los Angeles residents who want assistance in removing graffiti from their property now have a city hot line to call.
Edward J. Avila, president of the Board of Public Works, said the city is contracting with a dozen community-based organizations to remove graffiti with the aid of court-assigned adults and juveniles.
“City property is our first priority,” Avila said, “but graffiti will also be removed from private property, if permission is given and resources are available. There is no charge for this service.”
By calling the “Graffiti Hotline” at (213) CLEAN UP and (818) SPARKLE, Avila said, residents can help combat the practice, which he blames for defacing property, driving away customers, creating fear and increasing blight that costs millions of dollars to clean up.