"There is only so much the public sector can do given significant budgetary constraints. The cost of combating these problems is growing every day and putting a strain on the services that our state can provide for our citizens." - Bob Weiner
Bob has created citizen brigades throughout his district to tackle quality of life issues, starting with graffiti. Eventually he wants to cut down on litter and illegal signage.
Graffiti in the 2nd district - particularly on I-95 and CSX overpasses - is bad, and neither the DelDOT nor the railroad, have the manpower to keep after it, he said.
Volunteers are given instruction on safety and proper use of the state supplied materials.
Sept 2009 - Message from Bob Weiner
Councilman Weiner's Citizens Anti Graffiti Brigades have wiped out most graffiti in our community. Thank you Captains!
I am pleased to report that most graffiti has been eradicated from the community I represent. Cleaning our streets of visual clutter sends a message to would-be criminals and vandals that our community is on guard! The Citizen Brigades operate immediately after graffiti appears or re-appears on publicly owned structures in order to frustrate graffiti vandals. We are legally prohibited from climbing up on railroad bridges because of safety and liability concerns. We will provide technical assistance to private landowners; however our mission is directed to publicly owned structures.
Councilman Weiner’s Citizens Anti-Graffiti Brigade Captains
Claymont Captain Rob Cameron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Brandywine Hundred Captain Phil Lavelle: email@example.com
Southern Brandywine Hundred Captain RJ Miles: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenville Captain Isaac Walker: email@example.com
Hockessin/Centreville Captain Michael Fleming: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brookland Terrace Civic Association Brigade Captains Charles Stirk and William Wheatley: email@example.com
Brookhaven Community Association Captain Tim MacNamara:
I am proud to have launched the Anti-Graffiti Brigades Program in 2007 with the assistance of wonderful citizen volunteers. These photos demonstrate how we are winning the battle to eliminate graffiti and take control of our communities from graffiti vandals. Our Citizen Brigade Captains and I have worked hard for you to create and maintain this very successful program.