Jun 7, 2014 10:40 PM by Olivia DeGennaro, KSBY News
The city of Orcutt and some members of the community are stepping up to get rid of graffiti.
Members of the 2014 class of Leadership Santa Maria Valley launched the program on Saturday by going out into the community to paint over graffiti.
Residents can visit a website or call a hotline to report graffiti around Orcutt.
A group will then go out and paint over it, free of charge.
Lieutenant Dan Cohen of the Santa Maria Police Department is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Santa Maria Valley.
He says, "it's unsightly. It attracts crime. Criminals can be deterred when the graffiti they put up is immediately removed. And it can prevent future graffiti as well."
The program is designed to be a legacy project, which means eventually the leadership class will hand it over to a non-profit organization to keep it going for years to come.
To learn more or report graffiti in Orcutt, click here.
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