CARAG creates antigraffiti program

At its April meeting, the CARAG neighborhood board approved $5,000 of Neighborhood Revitalization Program money to eliminate graffiti on local businesses.

The program goals will provide business owners with rebates to make "aesthetically pleasing" improvements to their property that discourage graffiti — such as adding art to blank walls.

The Police Department’s Community Crime-Prevention/SAFE team for CARAG will also participate in the program, offering business security checks.

The CARAG board plans to administer the program during the summer and fall and create a report documenting successes and needed changes.

For more information, contact the CARAG office at 823-2520.