A Message from the Oxnard City Council
The Graffiti Task Force was formed in 2005 by the Oxnard City Council to create a comprehensive plan to address vandalism in a coordinated, citywide effort through prevention, intervention, and enforcement. It has been proven that public education and community involvement have a direct impact on reducing vandalism within a community.
The City Council and the Graffiti Task Force have made a commitment to make a difference in graffiti abatement citywide by joining forces with the District Attorney’s Office and the Ventura Probation Agency to strengthen the prosecution process for individuals arrested for graffiti vandalism. Parents need to understand that they are accountable for their child’s actions.
Young people need to understand the clear difference between legal forms of graffiti and graffiti vandalism. The difference is its placement! The City of Oxnard spends one million dollars annually to remove graffiti that was placed on property without permission. Art is placed with written permission; graffiti is vandalism because it is done without the written permission of the property owner.
The City cannot succeed in its mission to eradicate vandalism without the support and participation of its residents. Please join us by becoming a volunteer.
Graffiti in Progress?
If you see graffiti in progress, report it immediately to one of the numbers below! Report vandalism to the GAP Hotline and the Oxnard Police Department. The Oxnard Police Department, Code Enforcement Officials, and the City of Oxnard are dedicated to tracking and apprehending graffiti vandals.
|Graffiti Task Force||(805) 385-8010|
|Graffiti Cleanup Hotline||(805) 385-8010|
|Graffiti in Progress||911|
|Graffiti Detective||(805) 385-7605|
|Crime Stoppers||(805) 385-8255|
|Police Non-Emergency||(805) 385-7740|
|Oxnard Code Enforcement||(805) 385-7940|
Graffiti Action Program - The Facts
Immediate removal, within 24-48 hours, is the key to successful graffiti prevention.
The City has amended its ordinances to ensure graffiti is removed as quickly as possible.
For more information on what other cities are doing to combat graffiti, go to Graffiti Hurts.
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