Edhat
npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 56.3°F | Humidity: 100% | Pressure: 29.96in (Steady) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: South | Wind Speed: 1.6mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
Advertise
  login You create the news! Send your news item to ed@edhat.com
 
 
login
    15839 Subscribers
      674 Paid (4.3%)
     4 Comments
     2 Commenters
     2490 Page Views
 
 

 
The Winehound
The Winehound
 
Boxtales 20 Year Anniversary Festival
Boxtales 20 Year Anniversary Festival
 
Veterans Day Weekend
Veterans Day Weekend
 
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
 
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

more articles like this

Mission St Graffiti
updated: Jan 23, 2013, 9:45 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

What's up with the city's failure to remove all the graffiti from the gray wall just north of the Mission offramp, next to the railroad tracks? I contacted the city's graffiti hotline last week and nothing has been done. Since then the problem has only grown worse and it makes our otherwise beautiful city look like an urban wasteland. Perhaps if we flood the city's graffiti hotline, something will actually get done.

Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 COMMENT 366535 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 09:51 AM

Architechtural Review Board has to get just the right color grey.........

 

 COMMENT 366539 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 09:55 AM

They realized it was too late, we are in an urban wasteland.

But you could maybe give it more than a week. There are other areas they might be working on

 

 COMMENT 366540 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 09:57 AM

Have you tried Caltrans? It could be you're barking up the wrong tree and the freeway offramp is not in the City's purview.

 

 COMMENT 366541 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 09:58 AM

Give it time. I saw them working on an area close to Las Positas on my way to work today. Wow OP, you must get your 'to do' list done right away. eeesh.

 

 COMMENT 366545 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 10:05 AM

Probably the people that live in those neighborhoods are going to have to get a paint brush and start doing it themselves. Expecting "someone" from the City to do it is why the City has to hire more people and increase their budget. In my neighborhood if there is tagging I take my orange paint/marker removal solution and scrub it off. I only had to call them when someone sprayed the sidewalk and it needed to be sandblasted off.

 

 COMMENT 366553 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 10:26 AM

How about that graffiti and obscenity-covered RV parked across from the Page Center? That thing has been there for months. I know at least 4 people have called it in, including Page Center staff, yet there it sits. Could be that it is on private property (though it appears to be parked in the bike lane), however I am quite sure it is the same RV that has moved around Noleta for the past year.

 

 COMMENT 366558 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 10:37 AM

The "Broken Window" theory of crime is alive and well in SB. No one cares anymore; Not our Judges, DA, City Attorney, or Police Chief... Even our do nothing City Council and Mayor who only care about re election and being politically correct.

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 11:44 AM

Getto is in style it's Arty

 

 COMMENT 366576 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 12:05 PM

Losing battle, cover it up and it becomes a new canvas. If you plant ivy to cover the wall who is going to maintain it. If the graffiti really bothers you get a roller and some paint and do it yourself. There is a lot of spare paint around. Get together with others and take back the city. I for one have covered graffiti in my neighborhood and I don't mind doing a good deed.

 

 COMMENT 366595 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 12:49 PM

There you go picking on artists again. I mean don't you think it's art? Well, I don't either! Because if it was art it would be painted on the houses of the taggers and on their fences and garage doors. But NO! Just on someone elses property. Little brat taggers should have their faces tattooed with that cr@p they paint all over the place. Some do I guess. Real. Effin. Smart.

 

 COMMENT 366596 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 12:50 PM

Plus I think using different color paints to cover the grafitti makes it a less appealing canvas for the next tagger. Instead of some big unblemished wall you have something that looks more like camouflage and would require different colors to make a tag stand out.

 

 COMMENT 366610 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 01:06 PM

Repaint the surface, then lurk nearby at night with a paintball gun and blast the offenders when they come to redecorate. Post pictures of the event on edhat.

 

 COMMENT 366630 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 01:45 PM

The City does an incredible job dealing with the amount of grafitti we have. THANK YOU to the city workers who are out there every day taking care of business.

 

 COMMENT 366669P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 03:05 PM

Get those taggers in the later posting to clean this wall up too. Why people think these taggers should be made to go in the military is beyond me. You think the military needs these losers? Surely our military has higher standards....

 

 COMMENT 366671 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 03:07 PM

+1 on the paintball idea. Then just wash down the paint splatter

 

 COMMENT 366698 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 04:13 PM

540 is right. The City is not going to paint over something in Caltrans' jurisdiction, and the freeway ramps (including the adjacent intersections) are.

Try calling Caltrans, not that it will get you far.

 

 COMMENT 366710 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 04:45 PM

That isn't a tourist zone, so it doesn't matter to the city.

 

 COMMENT 366734P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 05:50 PM

I was JUST going to post this same question. Thank you! It looks like freaking Watts on that wall.

 

 COMMENT 366758P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 07:35 PM

Why does the Santa Barbara community allow Caltrans to ignore this area of their jurisdiction? We have the most littered area of any I have seen in California. Why is that? who is in charge of our district? They should be held accountable for the disgraceful appearance and condition of our stretch of 101. They are part of SBCAG and should be hearing from our supervisors monthly that the 101 needs attention. Graffiti and trash are not acceptable. Period.

 

 COMMENT 366770P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-23 08:23 PM

Wa wa Wa wa Wa wa...

Why don't you get out there and paint it over?

Government certainly isn't up to the task!

 

 COMMENT 366829P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 07:14 AM

770P: You bring the paint and I'll bring the brushes and rollers.

 

 MESAJIM agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:21 AM

829P Good attitude! I'll meet you guys there! What time what day?

 

 COMMENT 366875 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:25 AM

Why not make it a mural, art is good for tourism and it costs the city very little compared to the constant need to repaint the publicly accepted gray.
Regardless of what many think most graffiti artists respect art and rarely tag murals out of respect.

 

 COMMENT 366884P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:42 AM

... most graffiti artist "respect" art.....?
maybe you should have these respected artist trash your property....I mean redecorate.

 

 COMMENT 366886 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 08:44 AM

I agree with the last post. Art cures all. Looks good and deters graffiti. You can even enlist artists from that neighborhood and it will be a thing of pride. It has stopped graffiti at Mason and Helena and also behind the Autohaus at the bottom of De La Vina.

 

 COMMENT 366918 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 09:39 AM

Welcome to Mayor Schneider's Santa Barbara.

 

 COMMENT 366920 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-24 09:42 AM

Everyone wants smaller government until they have a problem they want solved....

 

30% of comments on this page were made by Edhat Community Members.

 

 

Add Your Comments

Edhat Username

Password

Comment

Don't have an Account?

Don't know if you have an account?

Don't remember your account info?

CLICK HERE


ENJOY HAPPY HOUR! ... Between 4:00pm & 5:00pm only happy comment are allowed on the Edhat Comments Board.

If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

 
Hide Your Handle, but show paid status (paid subscribers only)
NEW - use verified name and picture (contact ed@edhat.com to be verified)
Find out About Becoming A Paid Subscriber
NOTE: We are testing a new Comment Preview Page. You must hit OK on the next page to have your comment go live. Send Feedback to ed@edhat.com.
 

get a handle   |  lost handle

 

EDHAT COMMENTS POLICY

 

  See more articles like this

# # # #

 

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2014  
Edhat, Inc.