|Always on my top ten worest bbuilding gets partly cleaned. 2205 mission st was partly cleaned. But a lot of graffiti reemained visible. Last friday the bbuilding went to blight hearing. I suspect that the work was done by a contractor the City hired to clean did a partial job . The area behind a locked gate was not cleaned at all as was the part more easily acessible from the roof. Some of the graffiti on the wire mesh protecting the window was not cleaned at all. Picture attached.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I'm personally satisfied with observable proof that rapidly reporting and cleaning graffiti works to prevent new incidents and make the area look better.
Is there a metric or observable / testable / verifiable way to see if the often claimed benefit of reducing the perception of criminality and increased property values, etc follows?
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Something has gone wrong with my photo posts to tumblr. I have a backup plan, but it takes longer to do, I am committed to finding an non-intrusive easy way to make these reports, and then seek "volunteers" or paid people to make graffitweets.
But begin to draft up the how to document
Friday, June 18, 2010
Cleaning graffiti does prevent graffiti. Since DPW has been doing a good job in cleaning the graffiti in the areas that I report, the tagging vandals are doing less graffiti on the same blocks.
Reporting works for two reasons. The graffiti is cleaned. Less new graffiti.
My sense is the second reaction, - less new graffiti, only begins after about the third cleaning something like being cleaned quickly for a month,
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I am really noticing the difference in the areas that I am reporting, graffiti is being cleaned. DPW and the postal service, respond timely. They may not every time make the 48 hour goal, but they treat it like a real goal, and are making it most of the time. Rec and Park are not taking the 48 period goal seriously, Rec and Park compliance and effort remain a concern.
Articles were posted on missionlocal and picked up by SFgate about my graffitweet process. The SFgate article had about 40 comments, so I think this is a issue that generates passions. I read the comments, and most were positive but I was also called a e-sntich, I disregard that one.
But their were comments that resonated, the point being that property owners are already victims of graffiti, and that the process of a DPW letter and possible fine, are making the victims of crime pay. There is at least some truth to that one. But the alternative can not be to leave graffiti up for months.