A new proposal would not only make it easier for the city to get rid of graffiti, but legal painting also. Legislation before the City Council would allow clean-up crews to trespass on private property and destroy all manners of public art without first getting the ownerâ€™s permission. People wanting to preserve art on their property would have to explicitly request that buff squads back off, but itâ€™s not clear how. If the preservation process is anything like the â€œvery labor-intensive and cumbersomeâ€ system the city uses to get permission to clean graffiti up now, then a lot of beloved public art will be in danger of destruction.
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