Annual 2010 PB Graffiti Clean Up — what a success!

2010 3rd Annual PB Graffiti Clean Up — what a success!

The third annual Pacific Beach Graffiti Clean Up was held Saturday, April 17. This cooperative effort was sponsored by the Pacific Beach Town Council (PBTC) and the Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church.

This year, $4,000 in cash and in-kind supply donations were made by ACE Hardware, Daily Disposal, Dirty Birds, Discover PB, Dunn-Edwards, EDCO, Hammer & Nails, Home Depot, Hulquist Insurance, Marcie Beckett, PB Presbyterian Church, PB Shore Club, Sherwin Williams, Staples, Teasers Hair Salon, Trader Joes and Waste Management.

An extended thank you goes to the PB Presbyterian Church, our partners in this beautification effort for their donation of cash, food, volunteers and the use of their facilities.

Other volunteer groups include the PBTC board of directors and members, the PBTC Safe & Beautiful Committee members, the Urban Corp of San Diego County, and many other residents of the community. Totaling 135 volunteers, 590 hours went toward graffiti clean up; another 300 hours to plan and prepare for this event.

The volunteers were deployed to 28 teams to remove or paint over thousands of graffiti “tags” in PB.

The Urban Corp also painted over the pathway along Rose Creek and other larger paint projects. Four teams were deployed to paint-over jobs of dumpsters, walls and fences.

In addition to removing graffiti in Pacific Beach, key goals accomplished were to: 1) increase awareness of graffiti in our neighborhood and 2) educate the community about how to report and remove tags.

In the past three years, this project has had a significant impact on reducing graffiti and keeping our community safe and beautiful.

The event is held annually, however, graffiti removal kits are available year-round. Contact the Pacific Beach Town Council at pbtowncouncil@sbcglobal.net or call (858) 483-6666. Office hours are Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The office is located at 1706 Garnet Ave.

[Posted on 30 Apr 2010]
Category: Community Cleanups
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