Wedge neighborhood battles graffiti

Residents in the Wedge neighborhood have been struggling with a graffiti problem, according to Caroline Griepentrog, a Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association staffer.

At a Nov. 16 meeting, she said recent incidents of suspected gang graffiti have caused concern, spurring discussions about how to fight the problem.

She said the board is considering organizing a graffiti cleanup program in which property owners would sign a waiver, allowing community service providers to clean up graffiti. The idea is still in its formative stages.

For more information, interested residents and property owners should contact LHENA at 377-5023. To report an incidence of graffiti to police, call the Graffiti Hotline at 673-2090 or visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/graffiti.