Graffiti proposal sent back to committee Monday

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A proposal designed to give homeowners freedom to clean graffiti has been sent back to committee.

The expansion of “The Good Samaritan Law” would give neighbors the legal freedom to paint over the graffiti if they suspect they are dealing with an absentee property owner.

The proposal would also fine property owners $50 if they do not paint over the graffiti 30 days after the city has taken notice. It would also create a partnership with nonprofit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. The organization would help organize community cleanups using discount or free supplies. They have been reaching out to local businesses and suppliers.

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