Graffiti

CLEANUP UP GRAFFITI ALONG TROLLEY TRACKS HITS SNAGS IN EL CAJON

By Miriam Raftery

January 8, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – A reader asked ECM to look into why graffiti along trolley lines in El Cajon have not yet been cleaned up despite complaints spanning a year.  “Several citizens have been more than frustrated,” wrote Maryann Ostermeyer, who said that to date, neither the city nor Metropolitan Transit Service (MTS) has taken responsibility for cleanup.

“It has taken a long time, but it is due solely to MTS regs about who and how people work within their ROW (right-of-way),” City Manager Douglas Wililford wrote in an e-mail to Councilman Gary Kendrick in response to ECM’s inquiry. “We have been diligent about this and will continue to be," he wrote, then cited progress in efforts to work with MTS.

DOZENS OF CARS AND HOMES VANDALIZED IN OTAY RANCH; DAMAGE INCLUDES SWASTIKA GRAFFITI

October 14, 2012 (Otay) - Over 25 vehicles and three homes were vandalized last night or this morning in the 1800 block of Magdalena Avenue and on side streets in Otay Ranch.

"The damage consisted mostly of spray paint on cars, garage doors or broken car windows," stated Lt. Eric Thunberg with Chula Vista Police.  "Some of the damage consisted of crudely drawn swastikas or parts of the human body."

VOLUNTEERS HELP TRACK DOWN GRAFFITI IN LA MESA

October 14, 2012 (La Mesa)--La Mesa is serious about eradicating graffiti thanks to an organized program and dedicated volunteers, the city’s Focus publication reports.  La Mesa participates in the countywide Graffiti Tracker program, where all graffiti is photographed and logged by area and “tag.” 

The goal is to remove all graffiti within 72 hours, though often graffiti is eliminated within 24 hours.  

LA MESA ESTABLISHES GRAFFITI HOTLINE

 

March 22, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa asks public help to eradicate graffiti as quickly as possible. La Mesa Police ask that you please report any graffiti you see around your business and home to the new graffiti hotline at 619-466-3789.
For further information regarding the La Mesa program see the City of La Mesa website.

 

EL CAJON POLICE TO HOLD FIVE COMMUNITY FORUMS STARTING OCTOBER 5TH

September 29, 2011 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon Police Department will hold five Sector Watch Community Forums starting in October.  Previous meetings have been very well received and will again involve all five sectors in the City. This is a n opportunity for residents to ask Police and other City department representatives questions,  voice any concerns about your neighborhood, or say “thank you” for a job well done.  You can also sign up for a Neighborhood Watch program. All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

GRAFFITI TRACKER PROGRAM LAUNCHES

 

East County News Service

 

October 22, 2010 (San Diego) -- A proposal to implement a high-tech Graffiti Tracker Program was recently approved by The Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee. The Grafitti Tracker Program is a comprehensive, web-based system designed to identify, track, prosecute, and seek restitution from graffiti vandals.