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Council Approves Graffiti Proposal

If signed by mayor, oridnance goes into effect April 1, 2014

8/20/2013

The Indianapolis City-County Council passed Monday night the ordinance designed to eliminate graffiti in the city.

The proposal passed by a vote of 15-12.  The new ordinance would fine property owners 50-dollars for not taking action to eliminate graffiti on their property after receiving a notice from the Department of Code Enforcement.

Under the ordinance, property owners will have 30 days after receiving the notice to eliminate the graffiti themselves, ask for an extension or ask for assistance from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to eliminate it.  Only if none of those criteria are met will the fine by levied.

The ordinance goes into effect on April 1, 2014.  If the assistance program is not up and running by that time, then no fines will be levied.

The proposal now goes to Mayor Ballard's desk for approval.

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