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Marysville-Pilchuck student: Would a free graffiti wall help?

As a student of M-PHS and a citizen of Marysville it has really come to my attention that there is a growing graffiti problem.

I have an idea that would help with a lot of the graffiti. Marysville could find a location to put up a free graffiti wall. I have done some research and free graffiti walls are put in many big cities such as Seattle, San Francisco, L.A. and New York.

I have come to find its not just in the U.S., there are issues with illegal graffiti in other countries as well and putting in free graffiti walls has seemed to help with the graffiti problems there. It would also be seen as an artistic outlet for young artist trying to express themselves because graffiti isn’t just about destruction of people’s property.

I have spoken with a local police officer and he has indicated its becoming an overwhelming problem and he thinks its only going to get bigger because the only way to stop them is to catch them in the act of doing the graffiti.

Eli Flippin

Marysville

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