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City councilman proposes free graffiti cleanup

August 06, 2010
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CLARKSVILLE, TN — A city councilman wants to empower the city''s Building and Codes Department to clean up graffiti free of charge on victims'' behalf, according to The Leaf Chronicle.
"It seemed to me like the property owners were becoming victims twice," Grubbs said.
"First, they were being tagged by some unknown person, damaging their property, and then they had to clean it up," Grubbs added.
Building and Codes Director Les Crocker said he was in favor of the program, noting that currently, the department has to cite people when graffiti is reported, leaving victims to clean it themselves.
Initially, Grubbs proposed the ordinance to apply to business properties only; at the request of a few on the council, Grubbs said he is going to recommend expanding it to include residences, the article stated.
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