Graffiti Tips Courtesy Of The Historic Wood Streets

Information sent out from the Historic Wood Streets Group.  Please share with those that do not have computer access.  Have a great weekend.  Nancy

Graffiti – Info from Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful:
Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful says this (on their website about reporting graffiti:
Report Graffiti
With all that Riverside is doing to prevent and clean up graffiti, you may be wondering, “What can I do?”  (The City of Riverside spends over $1 million annually.)
The answer is REPORT, REPORT, and REPORT.  Dial 3-1-1 from a Riverside home phone or (951) 826-5311 from cell phones to report graffiti. If you are witnessing graffiti crime in progress calls 9-1-1. For more information about graffiti and how it hurts our community please visit”
The operator at the 3-1-1 (826-5311) phone number will ask these questions:

1.    Address and where the graffiti is located on the property.2.    What kind of surface is the graffiti is painted on? (I.e. Block wall, wooden fence, stucco)3.    What color is the graffiti?4.    Is the graffiti legible?  If so, what does it say or what letters/numbers are legible?

Also, there is an “app” you can get for your I-phone, android, smart phone, etc. That will send a photo and your information to the 3-1-1 call center.  They prefer that you let city crews come photograph the graffiti, but if you take a digital photo of it you can e-mail it to the 3-1-1 call center too.
The city crews respond as quickly as they can because graffiti is not “art” it is “a crime, punishable by law.”
Nearly all information on the Internet about graffiti prevention says that the graffiti should be removed or painted-over soon, if it is left visible it may attract more graffiti.
Graffiti-Prevention information is available at Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful
If you are a victim of graffiti, please report it; if you see someone in the process of committing this crime call 9-1-1, it may be dangerous to confront the person on your own, as it is often a gang-related crime.

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