Businesses to be fined for graffiti

I just read an article over on the Chron about a proposed amendment to fine business owners for not removing graffiti fast enough. The original ordinance is 10 years old and apparently this is a way to breathe new life into it. When I read this article, I immediately thought of Java Java, a coffee shop that cleverly disquises graffiti as advertising. Even barring Java Java as an example, I’m sure that there are other examples that could be used to support graffiti as art. So my question is who decides what graffiti is?

1 Comment so far

  1. John (unregistered) on June 14th, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

    The owner of the property, I suspect. Which means that somebody who doesn’t want to pay for cleanup could just tell the city that they wanted it there…

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