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Phase 2 of Anti-Graffiti Program to be Launched
(Wednesday, May 28, 2003)-- Mayor Peter Kelly and members of Halifax Regional Council will officially launch the second phase of the municipality's Graffiti Action Plan next week.
The second phase of the project is a critical step forward in removing the negative social impacts of graffiti in HRM. It is being carried out through the Community Response Initiative Team, led by Manager Gary Martin. Phase 2, entitled "Eradication" will enhance HRM's reputation as a municipality that is a safe and a vibrant place in which to live, work, learn and play.
The Community Response Mobile Unit, completely painted in mural by a former graffiti artist, will be on display at the launch.
Graffiti is an act of vandalism that places a significant burden on not only the municipality's budget, but that of other levels of government and the private sector. With the support of both the community and HRM business units, HRM launched the Community Response Initiative last summer and the municipality now has the ability to remove graffiti from its own properties, but to work with other organizations in the community to help them eradicate graffiti problems in their area.
When: Monday, June 2, 2003
Time: 10 am
Where: The Pavilion - Canada Games Diamond (Halifax Commons).
Manager, Community Response Initiative
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