by Bonnie Anderson
Grafitti is at the top of a lot of peoples lists for giving a neighborhood a black eye.
But thankfully, the city of Albuquerque has this problem handled. Getting rid of grafitti is a simple as dialing 3 digits—311. The City promises to get reported graffiti covered within 24 hours.
When you call, they will ask you for a street address. If it's not on a house, pick the house closest to the graffiti. They will also ask you what the surface is….like wood, metal, cement block, stucco, brick, etc.
At the urging of Ann and Cindy Carson, I took a little tour around my part of the neighborhood over the holiday armed with a notepad. I found about 20 places where light poles, traffic signs, trash collection areas, mailboxes, and abandoned buildings had been tagged. I know some of you regularly report graffiti because you told me about it. Please help keep our neighborhood graffiti-free.