Mark your calendar for our 'Graffiti Free Phoenix: Wipe It Out' event!
The city's Neighborhood Services Department will mobilize thousands of volunteers across Phoenix in an effort to wipe out graffiti in our communities. This landmark event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3. Paint and supplies will be provided. To sign up, visit My Volunteer Phoenix or call 602-534-4444 for more information.
Thank you to our Graffiti Free Phoenix sponsors! Without their generosity, our Graffiti Free Phoenix: Wipe It Out Day would not be possible!
Graffiti Free Phoenix Pilot Program
Map of Pilot Program Boundaries: The proposed location of the Anti-Graffiti Pilot Program is the area from 43rd to 59th avenues, McDowell to Camelback roads. This area was chosen because of the high volume of graffiti removals in the past year. The pilot program is proposed to last one year and will include properties on major thoroughfares.
Program Description: Beginning July 1, 2012, Graffiti Busters will remove graffiti from properties in the pilot area three times without issuing a Notice of Violation. Each time graffiti is removed from the property Graffiti Busters staff will provide the property owner with information on the pilot program, free color-matched paint and an update as to the number of removals that have occurred to date at the property. On the fourth incident, the enforcement process will begin.
The enforcement process entails a Neighborhood Preservation Inspector documenting the graffiti via photograph and issuing a Notice of Violation (NOV) to the responsible party. The Inspector then returns to the property after the NOV has expired to assess whether the graffiti was removed, and issues a citation if the graffiti has not been removed within the time period described in the NOV. Graffiti Busters will then abate the graffiti if it has not already been removed and the case will continue through the regular code enforcement court process.
Anti-Graffiti Task Force: The Anti-Graffiti Task Force, co-chaired by Councilmembers Michael Nowakowski and Tom Simplot, was tasked with the goals of:
- Developing additional methods to address graffiti in Phoenix
- Exploring outreach methods to attract more businesses and residents to join existing anti-graffiti efforts
- Identifying opportunities to provide education on the impact of graffiti; and
- Building capacity for the anti-graffiti campaign.
The Anti-Graffiti Task Force made recommendations in each of the three Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) graffiti program areas: enforcement, education, and abatement, which the City Council approved on April 3, 2012. The Graffiti Free Phoenix pilot program was one of the task force recommendations.
Graffiti Buster Program
200 W. Washington St., 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003