The City of Santa Rosa takes a proactive approach to graffiti abatement. As "tagging" and gang graffiti has escalated, so too has the City's efforts to eliminate it.
The Transportation and Public Works, Police and Parks Departments work collaboratively to address graffiti vandalism through abatement, education, and enforcement. It is hoped that through the efforts of the City staff, volunteers, property owners, and effective enforcement of Graffiti Abatement Ordinance 3729 (PDF), graffiti will be limited throughout the City of Santa Rosa.
Transportation and Public Works Department participation includes:
Removal of graffiti from public property
Santa Rosa Police Department participation includes:
Administering the Volunteer Graffiti Abatement Program
Conducting community outreach campaigns and attends special events