Entries by Laurie Spivack

Three sentenced in San Antonio Missions graffiti case

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez on Wednesday sentenced 3 young adults to five years of probation, ordered them to pay $10,483 in restitution and perform 200 hours of community service. Goodbye Graffiti USA franchisees keep thousands of photos of graffiti in archives in order to assist law enforcement in determining the value of damage to […]

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. . . AGAIN

HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY CRYING FOR ATTENTION!! WHO WANTS IT? ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque citizen complains to city about the growing graffiti at the Rail Yards.  He has been trying to get the city to get rid of the graffiti for a year. After unreturned phone calls from the city, he reached out to the Solid Waste […]

Graffiti removal in Portland to get a funding boost

Who said there is no money in graffiti removal?  The City of Portland, OR is increasing it’s funding for its current $600,000 program by $400,000.  Yes, that is ONE MILLION DOLLARS for graffiti removal by private contractor in one city in this huge country.  City, county and other local governments spend over 3.8 BILLION annually […]

VIRGINIA CHURCH TAGGED. PASTOR WANTS ANSWERS

Rev. Clarence Thweatt of the Wilborne Baptist Church wants to know why their building has been tagged with graffiti.  The church has been in the community for 150 years.  Why now?  The answer is simpler than you may think.  Besides Gang Graffiti, tagging is not personal.   The majority of graffiti tagging is done by disenfranchised […]

THE COST OF GRAFFITI REMOVAL

This one piece of graffiti on an Aukland, New Zeland transit train will cost tax payers $3000 to remove.  It doesn’t matter that the graffiti supports the victims of a hate crime.  It is still graffiti and still needs to be removed.  Who is removing the graffiti?  Who is earning $3000?  This type of graffiti […]

CHULA VISTA, CA CITIZENS TURN LEMONS INTO LEMONADE

City Council Member Mike Diaz and nearby MAAC Community Charter School reached out to the community and the city to transform a heavily tagged wall into a beautiful mural and tiny city park. The city provided funding through a Community Development Block Grant for the mural, landscaping, walkway, benches and sidewalk. This is a GREAT […]

SKATE PARKS AND GRAFFITI

A public skate board park in Savannah, GA vandalized with graffiti.  Graffiti is common in parks on play structures, skate bowls and comfort stations.  Many local parks departments will be ecstatic to have a Goodbye Graffiti business in their area to take care of this. Photo source- Boe Parries