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Resident: Graffiti is vandalism, not art

Craig Sylvester fights to clean up a public space

 

November 27, 2019

Madeline Coats

Ongoing vandalism and illegal activity tends to occur beneath the overpass. No action has been taken to paint over the graffiti.

A concerned resident wants the community to be aware of ongoing vandalism, graffiti, and illegal activity occurring near Japanese Gulch.

Craig Sylvester has witnessed the area continue to get worse over the last couple of years. He said the City has offered little help in addressing the problem. 

"The City, unfortunately, does not seem very interested in the problem and declined my volunteer help to clean up the area," Sylvester said. "I have been told even City employees could not assist with the paint removal because of a perceived danger." 

He said the City determined it was too danger...



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