Nov. 6, 2012
After months of planning, the city’s Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) had a successful Graffiti Free Phoenix: “Wipe It Out!” Day on Saturday, Nov. 3. The following are the results of this citywide effort:
- More than 3,000 residents registered to volunteer at the event, which included 101 groups from neighborhood, corporate, city departments and faith-based organizations
- 2,793 volunteers participated on the day of the event
- 8,882 volunteer hours were contributed, which equates to $193,538 in value to the city
- 2,340 gallons of paint were distributed to the volunteers
- 108 linear miles were painted
“I would like to thank the city’s Neighborhood Services Department for being a committed partner with Phoenix residents to make our neighborhoods cleaner and safer,” said Councilman Daniel Valenzuela, chairman of the City Council’s Neighborhoods, Planning and Development, Housing & Homeless Subcommittee. “A tremendous amount of work went into the coordination of this day. Congratulations to staff, our partners and volunteers for their outstanding efforts in wiping out graffiti.”
"Graffiti Free Phoenix would not be possible without the volunteers or the generosity of sponsors: APS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Circle K, Phoenix Suns Charities, Public Works and Public Transit departments, Fry’s Marketplace, the city’s Block Watch Advisory Board and Grand Canyon University,” said NSD Director Chris Hallett. “NSD also would like to acknowledge city staff who volunteered their time, including Public Works, Housing and Phoenix Police and Fire.”
Graffiti is still a challenge and the city’s Graffiti Busters are working every day of the week to remove blight. To report graffiti, call 602-534-4444, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use NSD’s smartphone app “MyPhxAZ.” To report graffiti in progress, call 9-1-1.
For more information on graffiti removal or the city’s Blight Buster Volunteer Program, call 602-534-4444 or visit phoenix.gov/NSD.
|Stephanie Ribodal Romero||602-261-8512|