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Issue: Citywide Graffiti Vandalism

Date: Feb 3, 2015 

On Tuesday, the full Los Angeles City Council will consider adopting the motion by Councilmember Paul Krekorian, District 2, which calls for a citywide crackdown on graffiti vandalism. Krekorian wants the City to do the following: 

(1): Increase the City’s penalties for graffiti violations, particularly on murals; and 

(2): Increase the reward offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of graffiti vandals. 

Read the full motion and Council file here 

WHAT: City Council vote on citywide graffiti crackdown. 

WHEN: This Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. 

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall, John Ferraro City Council Chamber: 200 N. Spring St., Room 340, LA 90012  

WHO: Councilmember Paul Krekorian and his City Council colleagues. 

“We need to do everything we can to keep graffiti out of our city and to discourage people from breaking the law,” said Krekorian. “Graffiti is a huge problem for Los Angeles, especially when it results in the destruction of public murals painted by students, community organizations and hard-working artists. I want to put would-be vandals on notice that they will face steep penalties if they deface our neighborhoods.”





Here’s how Krekorian’s plan would impact the fight against graffiti in LA: ·        

CURRENT: The LA municipal code allows for an administrative fine of $250 for the first graffiti offense, $500 for the second and $1,000 for the third.·        

KREKORIAN’S PLAN would double the penalty for mural defacement.        

CURRENT: The current reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of graffiti vandals is $1,000.

KREKORIAN’S PLAN would double the reward to $2,000.  


(Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee, represents Council District 2, which includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Village and other communities in the east San Fernando Valley. His website is cd2.lacity.org)



Vol 13 Issue 10

Pub: Feb 3, 2015