The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Meeting was held in Washington, DC in January. The keynote speaker on the first day of the conference was President-elect Michael Pence who brought greetings from the President-elect and the Transition Team. Over 300 mayors from across the country attended. GRC is a member of the Business Council for the USCM.
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.