A Magnolia Voice reader took these photos of damage done by vandals at the top of the Magnolia Bridge. The ‘Welcome to Magnolia’ sign and a utility box and the concrete barriers along the bridge were all tagged. A ‘Do Not Enter’ sign was broken off and knocked to the ground.
The damage has been reported to the City of Seattle. Our reader says: The graffiti tagging is an ongoing, irritating problem in Magnolia and Interbay. And while the city does a great job of quickly painting over tags that are reported, that doesn’t slow down the tagging. Some taggers even say they appreciate getting a new "clean canvas" where they can tag again. Do taggers ever get caught? The news media never reports that taggers were caught or prosecuted.