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Who is responsible for graffiti removal?

Question: "Who is responsible for graffiti removal on the fence?" – Linda T., Sept. 8 via email

Answer: The Public Works Department is responsible for removing graffiti around the city. However, anyone who notices graffiti should notify the Alhambra Police Department so it can be photographed and documented. If you see graffiti in Alhambra, call the 24-hour graffiti hotline at (626) 570-5072. According to Public Works, it will be removed within 24 hours.

The city uses “Graffiti Tracker,” a system that tracks all graffiti in public view to help analyze and prevent graffiti, Sgt. Jerry Johnson of the Alhambra Police Department said in March. Cameras with GPS capabilities upload photos of the graffiti to the Graffiti Tracker’s database for analysts to review for possible origins or gang associations. In February, about 25 percent of graffiti in Alhambra was believed to be gang related, according to Sgt. Johnson.

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2 thoughts on “Who is responsible for graffiti removal?”

  1. Please, please as soon as we all see graffiti, contact the Alhambra Police Department and the Graffiti Removal unit to have it removed; we don’t have to identify ourselves.

  2. What’s going to be built on the west side of Fremont Avenue north across from LAFitness, where multiple buildings have been demolished. It’s a huge space, the gates are always open (at least when I’ve driven by), and nothing seems to be happening.