Cities, community groups, and members of the public can learn more about the graffiti laws in their state with a new, interactive tool created by the GRC. Under its Resources tab, the GRC has created a “Graffiti Laws by State” interactive map that provides information regarding state laws on graffiti. By simply clicking on a state, you can see the citation to the state statute, summary of the graffiti law, and a description of the type of law that it is. Graffiti laws range vastly between states, ranging from penalties, abatement requirements, reward programs, public art funding, definitions of graffiti, granting counties the authority to regulate graffiti, and sale and display restrictions. Because there is no other state-by-state graffiti law guide available, the GRC hopes this will be an innovative, useful resource for cities and states as they develop their anti-graffiti programs. To visit the tool, click here
The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) attended at the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 City Summit Nov. 16-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. The NLC conference is the largest gathering of local elected officials and staff in the country, and is designed to offer educational and networking opportunities to increase the effectiveness of local leaders. Over 4,000 officials attended this year’s Summit and dozens of exhibitors, entertainers and sponsors.
The Graffiti Resource Council (GRC) attended two key events across the country in support of Latino leaders to engage with city officials concerned with graffiti vandalism: The Second Annual Latino Caucus Foundation Gala in Chicago and the Latino Leaders Network Luncheon in Los Angeles. The Latino community across the country is hit hard by graffiti vandalism and would benefit from GRC’s positive, innovative anti-graffiti strategies.