Keep Akron Beautiful is taking on graffiti as part of its mission to keep Akron beautiful.
The group recently removed the unwanted art from exterior walls of the Ed Davis Community Center and some foul language written on playground equipment at Patterson Park.
"I actually think it's people who are very creative and artists who are misplacing their creative talents and need to find a different forum for most of the graffiti," said KAB President & CEO Paula Davis.
The organization removed graffiti from 69 public properties last year.
"Comparatively speaking to other cities, it's not a big deal, but if it's in your neighborhood or across the street from you or in your commercial area or on your home, it is a big deal," said Davis.
Keep Akron Beautiful also eradicates graffiti on private property for a $50 fee, an amount that Davis says doesn't always cover expenses for materials that can include sodium bicarbonate pellets.
LINK TO KAB: http://www.keepakronbeautiful.org/