The Associated Press State & Local Wire
DATELINE: KANSAS CITY Mo.
Kansas City officials are taking steps to replace some of the graffiti around town with murals.
The Kansas City Star reports the city has budgeted $100,000 in community development block grant funds to give neighborhood groups equipment and training to remove graffiti and discourage vandalism.
An additional $10,000 will come from a local initiative to help find artists who can paint murals over some of the graffiti.
City Councilman Scott Wagner announced the program this week. The graffiti initiative is one of the first efforts of the Gateway Crimes Task Force.
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