Sarnia’s proposed graffiti policy has been scrubbed.
Council voted last week to can a plan to invest in equipment to remove graffiti and create a process for artists to legally paint murals on designated buildings.
“Quite frankly, I think this is a waste of money,” said Coun. Mike Stark. “We (have) formally dealt with graffiti and it didn’t require a capital investment of ($30,000). I don’t see the need for it now.”
The policy would have defined illegal graffiti and promoted education, prevention and monitoring, with timelines for removing unwanted graffiti.
Coun. Bill Dennis opposed giving a green light to street artists, even in designated places.
“I struggle with what I see as allowing graffiti opportunities,” he said.