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Taggers in Garden Grove will get $1,000 fine

March 1, 2010 12:48:59 AM PST
The city of Garden Grove is getting tough on taggers. People in possession of graffiti instruments can now be issued administrative citations of up to $1,000.If the violator is a juvenile, the parent or guardian will receive the citation and be responsible for the fine.

Officials told the Orange County Register administrative fines not only work, but they are a speedier and more efficient way to handle smaller crimes.

Officials in Garden Grove say graffiti cleanup cost the city half-a-million dollars last year.