posted on May 22, 2009 12:07
Waterman Avenue is arguably one of San Bernardino’s busiest and highest revenue generating corridors. Take a stroll along the north south route and something is amiss. “Its frustrating. It’s one of the most complained about crime issues in the city,” says Cheryl Brown, co-publisher of the Black Voice News of the almost daily defacing, tagging and graffiti of the company’s 16th and Waterman production office. “The city despite its best efforts can’t keep up with the problem. They come out remove it one day, the next day the taggers are back - its worst. It’s time consuming and very, very frustrating,” admits Brown. Brown a former urban planner, concedes the presence of graffiti discourages citizens from shopping or living in affected areas.
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