Thursday, October 11, 2007

C R I M I N A L ! ! !

Here is a picture of Natalie making beautiful art ...



Well some of her neighbors did not like the graffiti and called her in

Look how sad she is in the next photo with the letter condemening her actions ..



Now, they are going to be able to clean this up or keep it by some better communication but this is just odd to me at times that we have gotten to the point. Here are some of the snipits:

The letters focus: “PLEASE REMOVE THE GRAFFITI FROM YOUR PROPERTY,” the Sanitation Department warning letter read. “FAILURE TO COMPLY … MAY RESULT IN ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST YOU.”

The requirements: The property owner has 45 days to remove it or ask the city to remove it. We’ll inspect after that, and if the graffiti is still there, the property owner has another 60 days before we’ll write a summons.

The fine: $ 300

What is graffiti: City Council passed local law 111 in 2005, which defined “graffiti” as “any letter, word, name, number, symbol, slogan, message, drawing, picture, writing … that is drawn, painted, chiseled, scratched, or etched on a commercial building or residential building.

Of course, there are numerous people in the city cheering. Art like this makes the city "ugly".

My only question is this: Do we have a few more pressing needs than a 6 year old doing chalk art on the "sidewalk" IN FRONT OF HER HOUSE ?

8 comments:

Heaven said...

The poor thing. I love to see my kids play with chalk on the driveway and sidewalk. They are so creative and inspiring.

Dale Sheehy/Youth Minister said...

What stupidity! Apparently the people who complained either have no life and therefore don't want her to enjoy hers, or they're the true Scrooges!

Jeff Greathouse said...

Heaven:

I love walking down the sidewalk and seeing "art".

Dale:

It is a sad state to me. I think we should be able to pick out what graffiti is ...

Angie said...

dude, noah had drawn on the side of our brick house...in hot pink...that was this summer...it is still there. we love it.

Ronni said...

I'll be right over with my own Chalk.....

Jeff Greathouse said...

Ronni:

Thanks for stopping by. Yea, i think it would be neat if hundreds of people joined her on the sidewalk.

I just spent about 5 minutes at your blog; i am looking forward to stopping by and hearing your voice on numerous topics.

Ronni said...

Thanks Jeff! Seriously if I was local, I'd get a bunch of people to come over...

...including this dude...

http://users.skynet.be/J.Beever/pave.htm

Ran into him in NYC years ago... incredible...

Wonder how much he'd get fined... LOL

Ronni said...

wait, these are better, they take pics from the other side so you can see the distortion...

http://www.impactlab.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=7567

And if you look on the first site, he gets shut down too... *sigh*