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ANAHEIM, CA - (March 10, 2011) - Communities throughout California face the issue of graffiti on a daily basis.  But in the City of Anaheim, a collective group of community and business leaders, residents, and civic leaders are taking a proactive approach to its prevention and removal.

The Anaheim Community Anti-Graffiti Effort (ACAGE) will hold a free meeting on Tuesday, March 15, and all community members are invited to attend and learn first-hand about this comprehensive strategy to deter graffiti.  The meeting will take place at the Downtown Community Center (250 E. Center Street), beginning at 6 p.m.  Major elements of ACAGE include education on property protection, prompt removal, applicable justice efforts, and neighborhood coordination.

The March 15 ACAGE meeting will feature two components:

Beginning at 6 p.m.:  A brief overview and history of ACAGE will be provided.  Individuals and groups interested in learning more about what efforts have been taken to deter and eliminate graffiti are encouraged to attend.

Beginning at 7 p.m.:  Anaheim Police Chief John Welter, together with City leaders, will lead a community discussion to explore new ideas and identify possible solutions to eliminate graffiti in Anaheim.  Come and share your ideas on how to prevent graffiti in your neighborhood.

In the City of Anaheim there are several ways in which graffiti can be reported.  By phone 24/7, please dial 3-1-1 or (714) 765-4311.  Online, visit www.anaheim.net and click on Anaheim Anytime.  iPhone and Android smartphones users can download the free My Anaheim app. 

To report graffiti in progress, please dial 911; please do not attempt to intervene.

To learn more about ACAGE, please visit www.anaheim.net/acage. For more information on the March 15 meeting please call 714-765-1997, x1018.

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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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Anaheim Anytime is available 24/7.  For questions regarding the City of Anaheim, simply dial 311 from any Anaheim-based landline phone or from (714) 765-4311 from a cell phone or any phone outside the city limits. Anaheim Anytime representatives are available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Recorded information and a voice mail box is also available 24/7.