The City of Gardena Public Works Department removes graffiti 6 days a week. Graffiti is a crime and blight on the community. It lowers property values, scares residents and businesses away, discourages prospective businesses and residents from relocating to Gardena and costs taxpayers over $250,000 a year to abate.

The Street Maintenance Division removes graffiti from the streets and right of ways; property owners are responsible for graffiti on private property. The City removes graffiti from almost any surface, other than glass. Public Works will provide information to property owners on how to landscape their properties to prevent graffiti.

To report graffiti at any time, call the 24-hour hotline at 1-310-217-9650. When calling please state the exact location of the graffiti.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department, located at 1717 W. 162nd Street, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, at 1-310-217-9568.