District 11, Ninth and O Baptist Church, MSD and Utility Companies Partner to Remove Graffiti
Tuesday October 16, 2007
Louisville Metro Council
For Immediate Release
Stephen Haag, Jr.
574-1204 / 645-1752
LOUISVILLE, KY - Councilman Kevin Kramer announced a new partnership to combat graffiti attacks in District 11. Kramer has submitted a Neighborhood Development Funding request for funding to Ninth and O Baptist Church (4401 Breckenridge Lane) for the purchase of paint, brushes, rollers, and safety vests for church volunteers. Volunteers will use the equipment to paint over graffiti tagged on public property.
District 11 constituents can call the District 11 office (574-1111) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and report graffiti seen on public property in the District 11 area (Hikes Point, Buechel, Jeffersontown, a map is attached with this press release.) Reports will be turned over to Ninth and O volunteers who will paint over the reported graffiti.
"This graffiti initiative is a wonderful opportunity for our members to be more involved in this great community of ours while also helping discourage those in the area who might seek to destroy it. We are truly honored to be able to participate." - Jim Meeks, Associate Pastor at Ninth and O.
“I was pleased when Ninth and O approached us with a desire to help out in the district and appreciate the utility companies and MSD stepping up as well. Graffiti has become a significant concern in District 11, this partnership will provide us with the tools to address this problem more efficiently.” – Kevin Kramer, District 11 Councilman
This program will take effect on November 7, 2007 and will involve local utilizes such as AT&T and the Metropolitan Sewer District which are donating paint to Ninth and O and will allow volunteers to paint over graffiti tagged on AT&T utility boxes and detention basins within the district. LG&E and Insight Cable Services will still be responsible for cleaning up their boxes, but will send employees to remove graffiti when reports are submitted.
Kevin Kramer (R) 11