How to Report Graffiti in Dixon Online, Instantly

Have you seen graffiti around town? How can we discourage future vandalism? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

UPDATE: We received the following note from the City of Dixon Wednesday, which offers the simplest and fastest way to report vandalism or graffiti: 

"[We] have a “REPORT A CONCERN” module on the city of Dixon website that allows for electronic submittal of reporting items such as Graffiti. Feel free to share. We do want to get the information from the citizens and out to the appropriate department as quickly as possible." (View a picture of the module in the images on the right). 

ORIGINAL STORY: We try to post the crime logs as often as possible on Dixon Patch (although we admittedly miss some days). While most of the police calls are minor in nature, it's easy to notice some trends that show up often. 

One of those trends lately has been graffiti in town. We wanted to take a second to share how to go about reporting this kind of vandalism when you see it. Here's what the City of Dixon has to say:  

"If graffiti is on private property, please contact the Code Compliance Officer at 707-678-7075 extension 133. If graffiti is on public property, please contact the Public Works department at 707-678-7050 or 707-678-7000."

Have you seen graffiti around town? How can we discourage future vandalism? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Gary Erwin January 08, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Graffiti is a big problem with the potential of becoming a HUGE PROBLEM for Dixon. I would consider imposing the Maximum penalty allowable for graffiti in and around the town. The City should also consider an alternative program at the same time. It’s time to crack down and get serious. http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Bold-solution-to-S-F-graffiti-problem-3203478.php
Leslie Earl January 09, 2013 at 06:36 PM
One effective way to prevent graffiti where possible is to plant shrubbery (preferably with spiky leaves) in front of large blank surfaces. This way the graffiti can't be seen by anyone so that discourages those who wish to be vandals. They always want their 'work' to be seen, preferably by rivals. If shrubbery is impractical, putting up something which prevents access to large blank walls/areas is useful.
harold lederer January 09, 2013 at 07:31 PM
Simple solution: SHOOT THE LITTLE BASTARDS..ON SIGHT, period!!!! Why go thru all the expense of...We have to rehabilitate them.
Debby Gabriel January 09, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Planting cactus is one way, but remarkable the surveillance cameras have wide area usage and they are so small they would not know they were there (for public property). Public property can do the same.


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