City of Amarillo to host Graffiti Clean-up Day
On July 13 volunteers from every area in Amarillo will work together to clean up the graffiti in our town.
This project began almost a year ago with a committee of concerned citizens led by Mayor Paul Harpole. Our goal was to research the problem of graffiti and find a solution that would not only remove the graffiti, but prevent reoccurrence. Each time the committee met, the number of volunteers grew.
Today, with more than 50 volunteers, the committee is ready to tackle the graffiti problem in our town. On Saturday, July 13 we are encouraging every citizen in Amarillo to Take Back the Wall. Start with your wall, and then help your neighbor. Together we can clean up our neighborhoods, our parks and our businesses. When you take back your wall, you take back your community.
Graffiti sends a message that the community is no longer concerned with appearances, and can give residents the feeling that they are not safe. Graffiti also is expensive for the property owner to clean. You can take control of your neighborhood by quickly removing graffiti when it occurs. Prompt removal reduces the chance of graffiti reappearing and helps maintain a safe, secure and clean environment.
Graffiti is not art. It is a crime punishable by jail time and/or fines.
Volunteers are welcome on July 13th. You may also report graffiti to the police by calling 806-378-3038.