Response Time to Graffiti Removal
- Analysis of Performance
- Metric Definition
- Why Is This Important?
- City Organization Impact on Performance
- Benchmark Information
Analysis of Performance
In Q3 there were 1,268 cases compared to 1,048 in the same quarter of 2012. Year-to-date cases, however are down 10.3%. The Graffiti Abatement Team continues to meet the challenge of abating graffiti within two (2) days after being reported. Since there is no ordinance requiring private property owners to remove graffiti, the team regularly assists property owners by making courtesy notifications and requests to abate, providing a removal product upon request, supplying information on removal techniques, and offering removal assistance when permission is given to the team. The Graffiti Abatement Team on average abates private property issues for the owners half the time. The graffiti abatement team continues to proactively search for and remove graffiti in efforts to reduce its negative visibility. Since 2011, this method has increased the amount of graffiti both being documented and abated, while at the same time reducing the number of Service Area Requests (SAR) being reported from a Councilmember or the City Manager.
This indicator measures the amount of time to respond to and abate both reported and unreported graffiti in the City. The goal is to have graffiti properly abated within two business days.
Why Is This Important?
Tracking response time to abate graffiti is part of the overall process to defeat and deter graffiti. Graffiti generally includes any type of writings, drawings or symbols applied to any surface without the consent of the owner. Graffiti is a crime and when left unchecked, can contribute to the deterioration of our neighborhoods and the beauty of Fort Collins, as well as it can be the tipping point leading to increased crime in an area.
City Organization Impact on Performance
High - The City's Graffiti Abatement team plays a high impact role by proactively searching for new graffiti throughout the City in day-to-day operations. In addition, the public can notify the Abatement team through a 24-hour hotline, email notification, an on-line reporting system, and a smart phone reporting application.
Benchmarking in progress