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Jul 14, 2010 7:42 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Alexandria Officials Eye Graffiti Problem

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The executive director of Cenla Pride
hopes Alexandria officials will consider that organization when
looking to solve graffiti problems in the city.
Bettye Jones, who runs Cenla Pride, told the city council
Tuesday that her organization has extensive experience running a
graffiti-prevention program.
The problem was brought to the
council's attention when citizens reported graffiti near Peabody
Magnet High School and at Frank O. Hunter Park.
Council President Roosevelt Johnson believes officials should
work together to curb the problem, and that could mean increased
police patrols to catch vandals in the act.
Lawson says dealing properly with those who are caught could
serve as a deterrent to potential future vandals.
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