Report Graffiti to This Site. Information received will be reviewed with the local police, so they can more effectively monitor areas with concentrations of graffiti. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . In e-mail please include:
Street & cross streets (Ex.: 21 San Luis between San Juan & San Carlos),
Date & time of day of graffiti vandalism, if known.
Any information on possibly who might be or is doing the vandalism (will not be published) .
Whether you plan to clean it up, or whether it is on a property that will probably not get cleaned by the owner.
Report Crime (theft, break-ins, etc.) to www.LakesideCrime.com. Reports about graffiti will be included on LakesideCrime, a site monitored by the state and local police.
Hire a Painter. According to research, the biggest deterrent is to remove or paint over graffiti as soon as possible. Hire a recommended and excellent painting contractor at a set rate to paint over graffiti. Enrique Pineda, 766-3496. Cost to paint graffiti on cement, stone, brick or metal approximately: 3”x 6’ for 500 pesos; 3.5’ x 10’ for 700 pesos; 12’ X 4’ for 900 pesos. (Prices include the paint and complete coverage of the graffiti in color matching surface.)
Remove Graffiti Yourself. According to research, the biggest deterrent is to remove or paint over graffiti as soon as possible. Link here for for information about fantastic fast and easy cleaning products to wipe off graffiti with paper towels, or what paint to use, where to buy it, and instructions.
Organize a Cleaning/Painting Party. Link here for helpful suggestions.
Donate Money Directly to Graffiti Project account at the Actinver-Lloyd Bank, Ajijic. Link here for detailed instructions. What if everyone at Lakeside annually donated 100 pesos (or more), the area could be kept graffiti free!
According to research, the biggest deterrent is to clean or paint over graffiti as soon as possible!
E-mail this site www.LakesideWipeOutGraffiti.org to everyone on your contact list.
Create an Approved Mural. Meet with Efren Gonzales with permission to use wall, location, sketch of design, size of mural, colors, starting and completion dates. For an appointment, contact Efren: Cell: 045-333-828-1916; his Cultural Center is located diagonally across from main church in Ajijic on Marcos Castellanos.
Write "Letters to the Editor". Local media keeps the community focused on the graffiti problem and how all need to help. Include this website address, www.LakesideWipeOutGraffiti.org in your letter.
Learn More. Search Internet sites. Use words like graffiti, graffiti clean-up, wipe out graffiti.
2011 Volunteers: Lakeside Garden Guild, Lee Carson, Margaret Quinn, Tom Barsanti, John Schrall, Dan Houck
2010 Volunteers: Enrique Pineda & his crew of 9 men Margaret Quinn, Kenee Campo, Mary Bragg, Lee Carson Lakeside Garden Guild, Aurora Michel, Actinver Bank Efren Gonzales, and YOU?
2009 Volunteers: Enrique Pineda & his crew of 9 men Pedro Arellano, Architect & Builder Aurora Michel, Actinver-Lloyd Bank Mary Bragg, Lee & Jack Carson, Margaret Quinn Joyce McNiven, Sue Williams, Celina Haramis, Kenee Campo Margaret Larson, Stacy Girton, Pat Doran, Karen Lingo Jan Quarton, Bonnie Shrall, Leslie Martin, Averial Miller Kari Higgins, Norma King, Sharon King, Marilyn Bowra, Linda Brown
The Lakeside Garden Guild began in September of 1968 by women who were interested in the love of gardening and floral decoration. Over the years the interest grew to include a total of 40 women who put their skills together in a social network and has expanded to several community projects that have helped the local people as well as beautifying the Ajijic village, Gran Plaza and streets.