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Schenectady isn’t the only city with a graffiti problem. The nasty stuff can be found anywhere, but most often in places with gangs and lots of run-down buildings — places like Schenectady. The city has taken far too long to seriously address this issue, but finally appears to be doing so with a program organized by Councilwoman Leesa Perazzo. Good for Schenectady. Good for her. The city’s past efforts have been pretty much limited to ...


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JIMOCONNOR
April 20, 2014
10:41 a.m.

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Type A Lady's plan is doomed. There has been no due diligence demonstrated. She's already opened a back door by announcing her unavailability most dates, seeking others to fill in. Who are 'the others? She's using 'indentured' adolescent laborers who have shown some form of poor judgement already. Who will screen and actually supervise them? Who is liable for their injuries, or damage they cause? How are sites being chosen? Whats going into agreements between owners and the city?

Movies like Field of Dreams are fiction. This 'program' is also a fiction made of hole cloth fabricated only to get a name out in the public's eye. Shame on the Gazette for hyping such a short sighted potentially dangerous farce.

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