LOS ANGELES : City’s Anti-Graffiti Efforts Consolidated Into 1 Agency
The City Council on Tuesday designated one agency to manage all anti-graffiti programs currently run by several departments and offices.
Operation Clean Sweep, an arm of the Department of Public Works, will oversee all contracts with community organizations chosen to provide abatement services.
The consolidation is aimed at preventing duplication of efforts and ensuring that no group can receive multiple contracts from various agencies to clean up the same area.
“It has the potential to be a problem,” said Delphia Jones, director of Operation Clean Sweep. “And frankly, we don’t know because it hasn’t been consolidated under one umbrella.”
At this time, graffiti removal programs are spread throughout the city bureaucracy, including the mayor’s office, the port, the Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Departments of Water and Power, Airports and Community Development.