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Cut the costs of vandalism!

How to reduce vandalism in your neighborhood

Did you know...

  • That vandalism is never a victimless crime? 
  • Vandalism takes time and money to clean up or repair, whether it happens on private or public property.
  • Vandalism that includes hateful messages can hurt individuals or groups of people.
  • Vandalism can be dangerous, too - how would you feel if a child was injured because a stop sign was removed, for example, or if someone couldn't call 9-1-1 because a phone had been broken?

Every member of the community can help prevent vandalism. Here's how!

What does vandalism look like?

Vandalism takes many forms, some of which include:

  • Graffiti
  • Broken street lights
  • Spray paint on road signs
  • Knocked-over mailboxes
  • Damaged fences
  • Overturned garbage cans
  • Broken glass left on playgrounds or roads

What should I do if I see vandalism?

  • If you see vandalism or graffiti in progress, call the Calgary Police Service at 9-1-1.
  • To report vandalism that has already occurred, call the Calgary Police Service non-emergency line at 403-266-1234.
  • To report graffiti that has already occurred, call the City of Calgary at 3-1-1.
  • How can I help to prevent vandalism?
  • When vandalism and graffiti occur in a neighbourhood, they tend to attract further incidents - that's why it's so important to clean up or repair the damage as quickly as possible. (The City of Calgary requires, for example, that graffiti be removed or painted over within 72 hours.) Other preventive measures include: Using good lighting and locking gates and garages around your business or home.
  • Knowing your neighbours, and being watchful for strangers.
  • Working with Calgary Block Watch (www.calgaryblockwatch.com; 403-509-2565) to help build strong communities.
  • Visiting www.calgary.ca for tips on graffiti clean-up, including paint discounts.
  • Requesting presentations or information about vandalism prevention from your Calgary Police Service community liaison officer or from the City of Calgary.
  • Calling the City of Calgary at 3-1-1 to report abandoned cars, so that they can be removed as quickly as possible.
  • Supporting recreational programs for young people in your community.
  • Organizing clean-up or repair projects in your neighbourhood.
  • Adopting a street or park in your neighbourhood to care for it and keep it clean

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    Take a look at the survey results for the potential hall renovation or new hall. We ran this survey for several months trying to get as much feedback from all of you as possible. Here are the results. Check them out and if you have anything more to add please email: halldirector@mpca.ca   
  • PLEASE DON'T PLANT TREES ON CITY PROPERTY WITHOUT CITY PERMISSION

    Given that we recently had a local community member planted some trees in the green space on 20th Ave (Dog Park) and on the boulevard the City has provided the following key point: Trees and shrubs are regulated under the Street Bylaw and under section 68(6) : No owner or occupant of private property adjacent to a Street shall plant any trees, plants, or shrubbery of any nature on the Boulevard without first obtaining a line assignment and excavation permit from the Director, Roads. – Essentially to plant on a city boulevard you need permission from the Roads Department All trees planted by Urban Forestry are sourced in accordance with the Clean Plants Program. This insures that the plant material we receive is free from pests and disease. The introduction of unknown trees and shrubs into a greenspace could potentially bring pest or disease that has an overall impact on the urban forest. Urban Forestry would not be aware of the “ random trees” so they would not be added into our inventory system. Our tree inventory is how we determine maintenance schedules, watering schedules, and regular inspections for health and risk. Appropriate placement and planting is essential so there is no interference or damage caused to underground utilities. Proper placement also allows maintenance activities such as mowing to remain efficient, and allow enough spacing so machinery and trees are not damaged.