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Benton City Mayor Concerned About More Graffiti

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BENTON CITY, Wash. - Benton City Mayor Bryan Robinson was upset Sunday after there was more graffiti found on a water tower across the street from the supermarket near Horne Drive in Benton City.

About two weeks ago there was a rash of gang graffiti found in a number of places in Benton City.

Maintenance workers discovered the recent markings Sunday morning.  The graffiti showed a peace sign, an anarchy symbol and the letters B.S.K.  The mayor said he thinks kids are responsible for the destruction.  He does not think it is gang related, but believes that reports of graffiti of all kinds in growing in the city.

He said, "It takes time to clean, takes money, its unsightly, and even the patch overers are un-pretty." 

There is also gang graffiti under the bridge going into Benton City.  The mayor said that the Department of Transportation is in charge of cleaning that graffiti because it is located on a bridge.  That spot of taggings was reported about two weeks ago.