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MAYOR BROWN TARGETS GRAFFITI IN RIVERSIDE
Office of the Mayor
Peter K. Culter
Director of Communications
Tonawanda Street the site of latest cleanup efforts
BUFFALO—Mayor Byron W. Brown and members of the Mayor’s Quick Response Teams were out today painting over graffiti in the city’s Black Rock/Riverside section, continuing the Mayor’s pledge to remove graffiti and improve blighted properties.
“The City of Buffalo is setting the example by removing graffiti from city-owned properties in this area,” said Mayor Brown. “We will also aggressively hold accountable the owners of vacant properties and work to have them processed through Housing Court. My administration will continue to work to eliminate graffiti and to improve blighted properties throughout the City of Buffalo.”
The targets of today’s graffiti cleanup are city-owned properties on Tonawanda Street between Niagara and Amherst Streets. “Citizen participation is critical to an effective graffiti sweep,” said Mayor Brown. “If you see graffiti, please call the Mayor’s Resolution Center at 851-4890.”
In addition to the Mayor’s Quick Response Teams, staff from Public Works, the Buffalo Sewer Authority, the Buffalo Housing Authority, and the city’s Building Inspectors were out helping with the efforts.
“This is another example of the hard work the Brown Administration is doing in addressing quality of life problems in Buffalo,” said Councilmember Joe Golombek. “I encourage all residents of the North District to be on the lookout for graffiti vandals and to report any sighting of graffiti in their neighborhoods. Together we can stop the spread of graffiti in the North District.”
All of the homes in the targeted area will receive a brochure explaining what to do if graffiti should appear again.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios