As a follow up to the last post, I've just been informed that through September 19th the City of Baltimore is having a call to action for Graffiti removal as part of the CGHS (Clean-Green-Health-Safe) Ambassador Program. If you see Graffiti, please call 311 and mention the community group Waltherson Improvement Association to participate. Sharing our community organization's name will allow them to track participation and totals for the call to action. As the City mentions in their e-mail, Graffiti is "an unsightly appearance and causes public safety concerns."

This is the first of a series of mini-initiatives from the City to handle a variety of different community issues such as removing graffiti, catching illegal dumpers, exercising more, signing-up residents for smoke detectors, planting trees, etc. Incentives for participation will include free clean-up equipment, up to (8) roll-offs, sporting event tickets or city attractions, recognition in a City newsletter (goes to more than 200 groups), and other incentives from time to time. I'm not sure what the specific incentive may be for the graffiti removal initiative but less graffiti is incentive enough for me.