A new nuisance has struck Lackwanna Street near the Greenbelt Metro station. Graffiti has  popped up several places along the street between Narragansett and Witchita Avenue.

It may not be very first time such a nuisance happened, but I haven’t seen this in the past several years. From what we know, it appears that the graffiti was not painted by organized gang members. Let’s hope that is the case.

That said, if you know or seen any one doing this harm, please let me know. Police can help. Per the City code, it’s illegal to do this. Here is what the code says:

It shall be unlawful for any person to place, in any manner, graffiti, as defined in § 132-2 of Chapter 132, Litter and Graffiti, upon any property, whether real or personal, public or private. [Added 10-28-1997 by Ord. No. 97-O-17]

I’ve asked our Public Works to take care of this. However, if you have seen any such graffiti or stickers in any other part of the district, please let me know.