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Guy Bodin Recognized for Dedication to Livability

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Posted By Kate Washington on August 13, 2013

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Graffiti Abatement Coordinator Dennis LoGiudice says:

 

Guy Bodin is one of the most dedicated volunteers we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  He is on the Pearl District Neighborhood Livability and Safety Committee Team-the Graffiti Busters.  He has quite a bit of background in photography, and has been invaluable to documenting the graffiti for the City of Portland’s Graffiti Abatement Program, so that, if a prolific tagger is caught, there is enough evidence to bring a case forward.

 

Guy is also very responsive in cleaning tags quickly.  This tactic has been proven to be essential to ensure that taggers recognize that graffiti is not tolerated, and it also sends a message to vandals that there are people who care about livability in Portland’s neighborhoods.

 

While doing the graffiti patrols, Guy also like to keep an eye on other conditions and/or safety issues that appear to degrade the neighborhood such as vandalism, car prowls, drug/alcohol use and drug dealing on the street and in illegal campgrounds, etc. He documents what he sees with photos and video and then uses this visual media to provoke neighborhood changes or action.

 

Since Guy’s career was in Public Health and Infectious Diseases, he is sensitive to the dangers of infectious biohazards left on the street where innocent persons can come in contact with them. He has worked with the Livability Committee partners-Portland Crime Prevention, his neighborhood’s assigned NRT officer, ODOT/PBOT, and other city public officials to try to keep the Pearl District neighborhood clean and safe.

Author: Kate Washington

Kate is the PDNA's Communication Committee chair leader.

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  1. Fran Papenleur

    I am a community activist in Spokane, and am looking for your section on graffiti abatement in your Livibility Position Paper. I can’t seem to find the Paper to download. Can you send it to me, or at least, the graffiti info? Thank you very much!

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