Saturday, June 2, 2007

Mayor Daley's Graffiti Blasters

Graffiti is art or vandalism???
That is debatable ...
However, the city of Chicago has a prgram to eliminate graffiti ..

In 1993, Mayor Daley started a program called "Graffiti Blasters" .. to eliminate graffiti and vandalism in the city. The scheme promises free cleanup within 24 hours of a phone call to 3-1-1.

Prior to the program's inception, the city considered itself responsible for removing graffiti if it was on city property, but private property owners had to shoulder the cleanup costs for graffiti on their own property. The "Graffiti Blasters" program offers a free removal service even to private property owners.

It uses soluble abrasives [baking soda combined with high pressure water] and paints matching the city's official color scheme to erase all varieties of graffiti.

To report graffiti or request its removal, call the city's service request line at 3-1-1.

For more on Mayor Daley's Graffiti Blasters .. click here ..

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