ACAGE works with community members to help make locations less vulnerable to graffiti. Suggestions often include:
• Provide well-maintained landscaping which makes the area inaccessible (ex. thorny shrubs, bushes, or vines).
• Use exterior lighting in dark areas. Code Enforcement administers the Dusk to Dawn Program which offers free security lights to the public; this program is funded through Anaheim Public Utilities.
• Design buildings with surfaces that can be easily repainted or use materials with anti-graffiti coatings on textured materials like concrete, brick, stone, stucco, and stained or unfinished wood.
• Report suspicious behavior to the Anaheim Police Department.
There have been notable achievements in reaching these goals that have been accomplished by this committee.Click here to learn more about these achievements.
- Developing information about techniques that reduce vulnerability to graffiti, such as protective coatings, lighting, security cameras, landscaping, and removal techniques.
- Testing and evaluating the use of remote, web-based cameras as deterrents to graffiti.
- Advising owners of property that has been tagged of steps that can be taken to make their properties less vulnerable to graffiti.
- Identifying standards that will make development less susceptible to graffiti. These standards address landscaping, lighting, use of graffiti-resistant coatings, graffiti prevention plans, etc.
- A draft ordinance has been prepared that incorporates recommended Code changes. This draft ordinance was approved by the Planning Commission.
- The committee has also identified potential partnering agencies to work on this effort.
The committee continues to engage in other activities that can promote further protection of vulnerable locations. These include continuous consideration of innovations in technology that can help prevent graffiti, assisting agencies in finding ways to reduce graffiti through lighting, landscaping and other measures, and continuing to identify opportunities to deter taggers from accessing sites through high fencing, locks and other means.
To learn more about the Protecting the Location component of ACAGE, please contact: to Sandra Sagert, Community Preservation Manager at (714) 765- 4413 or via email at SSagert@Anaheim.net