Bangor City Council to Discuss “Grafitti Problem” in City
Bangor city councilors will meet this week to discuss what they are calling a “growing problem” of graffiti vandalism in the city. This Wednesday, local residents and downtown business owners are invited to attend the meeting in an effort to come up with solutions to curb vandalism in the city.Currently, anyone caught vandalizing property with graffiti is fined $20, but Councilor Charlie Longo believes the figure should be higher. “If we can increase the fine, it will enable the city to have a better bargaining position before this ever gets to a courtroom. It will allow a vandal a chance at community service, and the potential of learning from their mistakes without a lifelong record,” said Longo. The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of Bangor City Hall.