Saturday, June 20th – Time to put up or ….
There has been a lot of chatter on this board lately about the sad state of affairs along the cliffs. This Saturday morning is your chance to do something about it!
We will meet at the foot of Orchard Street at 7am for a quick pow-wow and start painting at 7:30am. I understand this is pretty early for OBceans to be up on a Saturday, but there is good reason for starting out so early. First of all, the tide will be low and we want the paint we put up to stick. Also, there will be less tourists and local pedestrians wandering the cliffs that early. We don’t want to paint them over.
If you just can’t make it at 7 or 7:30, that’s okay. Come by at 8 or 8:30. We have an industrial paint sprayer, so hopefully we’ll be able to get done by 10:30 or 11am. I took a walk yesterday to survey the job ahead and let me tell you, it’s BIG. There’s a lot of tagging out there so we need all the support we can get!
FYI: The local police are aware of the event and we have their full support.
Here’s what to bring if you can:
Paint friendly clothing (long sleeve shirt, close toed shoes, hat, etc…)
A paint brush and/or roller (I will try to provide a few, but please try to bring one if you can)
A 2 or 5 gallon bucket with lid (again if you can)
A couple large trash bags
A positive attitude
If you simply can’t make it to the event, you can still help by reporting tagging when you see it. Here’s how:
Traffic signs, stop signs, etc…: call 619-527-7500. Tell them the sign is tagged front AND back (very important). They will have it cleaned within 2 business days
Main Graffiti hotline: call 619-525-8522 apparently they take a little longer to address the problem, but leaving a message here gets it “on the record” and helps create statistics for our area.
Code Compliance: 619-533-6149 Lynette Nelson – This is to report any abandoned building, businesses that aren’t taking care of their property, dumpsters, mail boxes, newspaper racks. She will take care of contacting the owners and cleaning up the property.
Det. Brian Hewitt 619-531-2561 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Det. Hewitt is in charge of graffiti/gang activity in the area. If you see graffiti, take pictures and email them to him. It’s worth a try. :)
Again, it’s all about creating statistics and getting help for our neighborhood. The cliffs are ours. Not the taggers. They are a natural wonder that we cannot sit by and watch be trashed and defaced by bored teenagers and wannabe gangsters.
I hope to see lots of you out there tomorrow morning. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me through the obrag website.