Romero, Graffiti Protective Coatings to host graffiti clean up
Web Producer: Janice Yu
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)- Vice Mayor Regina Romero and Graffiti Protective Coatings, Inc. are hosting the Ward 1 Graffiti Abatement Event on Saturday, Feb.2.
The event is open to the public and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at BK's Hot Dogs at 5118 S. 12th Ave. After the clean up, volunteers will be provided with free lunch from BK's Hot Dogs.
“We hope this can kick-off a lasting partnership between local businesses, schools, and residents,” said Vice-Mayor Romero. “We’d like to see this neighborhood collaboration move beyond this event and continue exploring efforts to beautify the 12th Avenue corridor.”
The City of Tucson spends approximately $720,000 on graffiti abatement annually.
GPC will teach residents how to report graffiti to the Department of Transportation and demonstrate abatement techniques. GPC will provide clean up material for the residents.
“This event will give residents the tools to do small-scale graffiti abatement in their communities,” said Vice-Mayor Regina Romero, who represents Ward 1. “By teaching one another how to tackle this problem early on, we hope to be able to rid our neighborhoods of blight even faster and continue fostering pride in our community.”
Local businesses, including Circle K, and neighborhoods will be taking part in the clean up.
“This will be a great opportunity to involve residents in the cleanup process and educate them as to what can be done at a grassroots level," said Lupe Mercado with GPC. “Graffiti attracts graffiti, and we hope to see residents continue doing local cleanups in their neighborhoods to stop the problem before it gets out of control.”