A 90 day education period in Burlington, NC for it’s new graffiti ordinance has ended, and now the abatement process begins. Under the new ordinance, residents have 10 days to clean up graffiti on their property before being issued a fine. After that the city will contract someone to clean it up for them at the owners expense. Residents were apprehensive since they didn’t ask for their property to be vandalized, but they noticed the quicker they clean it up, the less likely it come back. With the owners taking clean up into their own hands, the police have already noticed a drop in graffiti around town.
Source: Burlington Graffiti