The city wants to get a better idea of just how bad a problem we have with graffiti.
It is launching a 50-thousand dollar study of some neighbourhoods considered hot spots for tagging.
There will also be a number of “control areas.”
City spokesperson Phil Homerski says the plan is to find out if the problem is getting better or worse and use the information as part of a comprehensive graffiti management plan.
The audit will document types of graffiti in each study location, along with property ownership, lighting, visibility and pedestrian traffic.
Councillor Chad Collins says the price tag is minimal when you consider the cost of doing nothing is 250-thousand dollars a year to clean it up.