You can tell how stupid Los Angeles city government has become when you read that the victims are now being told what to do under threat of punishment. From September 30, 2009 channel 4:
What next? Mandatory chastity belts for women? Mandatory body armor if you walk outside? Why is it that when liberals run things, the one response to a crime problem is never serious punishment for the criminals?
All new buildings in Los Angeles -- including homes -- must have anti-graffiti coating under an ordinance approved unanimously by the City Council on Tuesday. There is an exception if the owners promise to remove any graffiti on their property soon after it appears.
The ordinance will take effect 30 days after being signed by the mayor.
The anti-graffiti coating must cover the walls and doors from the ground to a height of at least nine feet. The coating is mandated on all buildings, unless owners sign a "Covenant and Agreement Regarding Maintenance of Building (Graffiti Removal)" with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.