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April 8, 2007

Albany - - Downtown business leaders say as they try to build up the downtown area, some people continue to leave an ugly mark.

One of the stairways of the parking deck downtown is now covered with graffiti from the top to the bottom of the stairway. Some words so explicit, we had to blur them out for television. The illegal artwork has already been scrubbed away a couple of times, but it always returns within days.

Downtown leaders suspect teenagers may be the culprits and want some type of security in the area.  

"There's a lot of young people hanging out in the parking lot right next to that public parking deck in the evenings and they have done some things in the past that we have tried to alleviate and we want to welcome them and they are more than welcome to be there. We just want to try to teach them to respect the property and everybody else that uses it," said Phil Cannon with Albany Dougherty Inner-City Authority.

Cannon wants APD to patrol the area. If that doesn't work, he'd like ADICA to hire a security guard.

Graffiti isn't the only problem at the garage. Last week, firefighters also responded there after two trash cans caught fire.

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