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Albany city leader proposes tougher graffiti ordinance change

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With more graffiti showing up on Albany buildings, city leaders want it cleaned up faster.

This abandoned building on East Broad Avenue is covered with graffiti.

City Commissioner Jon Howard wants to change the city ordinance and give property owners only 48 hours to remove it from their buildings.

Current city ordinance gives them 30 days to cleanup graffiti.

Howard said "Graffiti is an eyesore and it discourages economic development. And the quicker we remove it, statistics will tell you, that it will not come back."

Howard says he doesn't want to make it seem like they are punishing property owners, because they are victims, but he says it's too important an issue to let continue.

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful officials ask you to report graffiti by calling 3-1-1.

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