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Press release from the city of Asheville:

ASHEVILLE — Follow along with 123 Graffiti Free! A new online dashboard at www.123GraffitiFree.com tracks the city of Asheville’s progress on the cleanup assistance initiative.

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The dashboard, produced in collaboration between the city’s Public Works and IT Services Departments, displays the number of graffiti cleanup requests, the number of cases completed and the amount of money the city of Asheville has spent so far.

Through Sept. 30, the city is offering property owners $500 in graffiti cleanup assistance as part of the 123 Graffiti Free cleanup initiative, and Asheville City Council has allocated $300,000 toward the cleanup effort. As of Aug. 5, there were with 62 cleanup requests completed and in all cases of private property requests, the city’s $500 investment has covered the entire cost of removal or repainting with no money required from property owners.

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Report graffiti on public property or request cleanup assistance on private property with the Asheville App, email 123graffitifree@ashevillenc.gov, or call 828-259-5960.

Angie Newsome

Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at anewsome@carolinapublicpress.org.

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