With an aggressive graffiti ordinance in place, St. Petersburg is able to avoid unsightly graffiti within its beautiful city limits. Clean-up occurs within 48 hours at no cost to the citizen. Calls have come from around the country to inquire about the ordinance and the program. More than 20,000 cases have been removed â?? most within 24 hours since the program started in 1994.Anyway, OPM's lead singer, John E. Necro (real name: John Charles Edney, pictured above, middle) took part in some spray-painting art around midnight, June 20 after their St. Pete show and was arrested for it.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.