I am pleased to announce that we now have the core team ready to take action against this urban vandalism that is becoming more prevalent here in our neighborhood. The goal is to 1. work with city agencies to manage and reduce graffiti 2. ask merchants/building owners to promptly remove graffiti 3. ask community members to actively report, watch for and help clean graffiti. Moving forward – this group plans to have a kick-off meeting (planned for June) but with immediate communication with volunteers as of next week. This group will also issue reports with listings of graffiti locations, clean-up activities and community updates. To join up, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “volunteer” and you will be added to the distribution list. There already has been a lot of interest in controlling this criminal activity before it becomes worse.