Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Graffiti Bill passes city council

Today, May 27Th 2008, Pittsburgh City Council approved a graffiti bill sponsored by Councilman Bruce Kraus. The bill will allow for fines to be assessed to graffiti vandals who are found guilty. The fines will range from $250-$1,400 per incident and also depending on how much damage is done. The fines are up from the $100-$500 dollars originally proposed. Councilwoman Tonya Payne pushed for the higher fines as a way to deter graffiti. The bill also will require that business keep graffiti tools in clear sight of an employee or behind a counter.

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