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City Council Considering Graffiti Removal Ordinance

The Terre Haute city council heard the first reading of a graffiti removal ordinance Thursday night. If passed, they hope it will encourage property owners to clean up any graffiti that is on their property.
The city of Terre Haute is considering a new rule that officials hope would beautify the city and make it safer at the same time.

The city council heard the first reading of a graffiti removal ordinance Thursday night.

The ordinance as it's written now says that property owners can be fined if they don't clean up graffiti on their property in 30 days. However, the council is considering changing that part of the ordinance.

They may re-write it to say if a property owner doesn't want to clean up the graffiti themselves, they can pay a fee to have city crews do it for them.

Officials hope a plan like this will make Terre Haute a safer place.

"Other cities have done this and it's worked out remarkably well. Not only was there a reduction of graffiti in certain areas, but it drew a reduction of crime altogether. Because if they're in there tagging buildings, that's probably not the only thing they're doing. They're probably breaking into cars, maybe burglarizing garages, even vandalizing property besides the tagging," says councilman Norm Loudermilk.

The city council is expected to vote on the new version of the ordinance next week.
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