Northeast Graffiti Busters (NEGB) is a community-based non-profit 501 (c)3 corporation that was created to combat the ever-growing issue of graffiti in the City of Los Angeles. Since its inception, NEGB has continually demonstrated_ its exceptional response time, effective work ethic, and community involvement. Graffiti decreases the quality of life in our City; neighborhoods are threatened and the community feels its safety is at risk. A graffiti-plagued neighborhood signals the presence of distressed neighborhoods and has been proven to increase the occurrence of crime. NEGB will provide graffiti removal service on private property such as buildings, block walls, driveways, fences, houses, parking lots, etc. Public property that will be maintained will include sidewalks, curbs, pedestrian tunnels, street signs, utility control boxes, light poles, telephone poles and trees. NEGB will use three different City-approved methods to remove graffiti from various surfaces in order to keep the surfaces as natural as possible; ( 1) water sandblasting, (2) painting using a paint roller, and (3) applying City-approved chemical solvent. NEGB will utilize fourteen (14) full time employees and one part time employee that will be responsible for a predetermined geographical area. Since our goal is to be the most effective and efficient, NEGB will use its institutional knowledge and years of experience to get the job done.
Weed abatement consists of removing plants or grasses that pose a fire hazard to occupied or vacant structures and transportation routes. It creates space around buildings and reduces the risk of loss to property and life from fire. In some areas, noxious weed abatement programs exist to rid land of plants that threaten natural foliage. It also provides for a much better visual for communities. communities.
Operation Bright Spot,
A Council District 7 program, targets specific neighborhoods in the district in collaboration with the Departments of Sanitation and Transportation to address issues of visual blight, such as trash along busy thoroughfares, under-pruned trees, dirty sidewalks and streets, bulky items, overgrown vegetation and gum stains on sidewalks.
The Pacoima Mural Project
A project born out of the need to improve the aesthetics of the local community and to prevent future visual blight at Paxton and San Fernando Rd that was originally plagued with consistent graffiti and trash. Because of the initiative of the Office of Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, the project received the necessary funding allocation. The project consisted of a mural to cover existing visual blight and to deter future graffiti on the rear wall of a local company American Range. As residents and visitors to the community exit the 118 eastbound Freeways at San Fernando, this mural welcomes them and is their first visual. This project improved the quality of life, neighborhood pride and the aesthetics of the immediate area. The project consisted of the painting of a large-scale 400-foot long by 23-foot high mural that depicts local landmarks and infrastructure, including the indeginous Tongva tribe, Hansen Dam, Whiteman Airport and others. The wall on which the mural was painted was first pressure-washed to eliminate any existing paint and debris. An articulating boom lift was used for areas above 10 feet high. The mural team laid down a coat of primer paint on the entire wall. The muralist used the pounce transfer technique to trace a general outline onto the wall then paint later. The mural paint team consisted of 14 experienced local artists, including Levi Ponce. Once completed, a layer of anti-graffiti coating was applied to prevent graffiti in the future. The project from beginning to end took 26 days.
Northeast Graffiti Busters has conducted outreach efforts for different programs/projects. Many times, residents need to be aware of a specific resource or event and NEGB is used to get the word out by phone, door-to-door or social media.
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