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Provo City trying to curb graffiti trend

Provo City trying to curb graffiti trend



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Randall Jeppesen reportingThe Provo City Council is trying to find new ways to slow down the surge of graffiti in town.

With graffiti on the rise, Provo City Councilwoman Cindy Richards says they've got to act now. "We want to be aggressive. We owe it to our citizens. It's the kind of thing you need to take care of fast and early," she said.

One idea being studied that is used in other cities is the restriction of paints to minors, which means keeping the paint behind the counter. But couldn't young people just go to the next city to pick up the paint?

"The more you can do to make it less convenient, the better," Richards said.

Another topic is cleanup and who should be responsible. Richards says she doesn't like the idea of the victim being forced to correct the crime.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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