I've been complaining about all the graffiti on 14th in the blocks north of where a woman was attacked in broad daylight last week. Surely it couldn't hurt to get some of this cleaned up? Our neighborhood may be a crime zone, but it doesn't have to look like one.
I'm a Seattle graffiti ranger and have a city-issued paint wagon and everything, but while I'm pregnant I'm staying away from paints and turpentine and all that. But I can still complain! Last night I filed graffiti reports on two commercial properties with huge amounts of tagging facing the street. It's been there for weeks and weeks now.
I'd hoped to also drop the property owners a note about the situation, like I did with the Christian Restoration Center. But I couldn't find websites with any information for the property owners -- the Emmanuel Ethiopian Church at 2101 14th Ave. S. and Beacon Development LLC (contact name: Joshua Fletcher) at 1401 S. Holgate St.
Does anyone know anyone at the church? I'd love to know what their cleanup plans are. The paint is aqua colored -- they should get some new paint mixed up and have a church painting party.
And Beacon Development LLC seems to be a small-time operation based out of the main guy's apartment on Capitol Hill. (It is not the same thing as Beacon Development Group, also located on Capitol Hill.) He's turning the apartment building at 14th and Holgate into condos. Does anyone know Joshua Fletcher, and if so, could you ask him if he plans to paint out the graffiti soon?
By the way, if anyone wants to file additional complaints, go here.