SILVER LAKE — The graffiti in Silver Lake has recently taken on a political overtone, with the words “Hillary Lied People” scrawled across a bulletin board display case at the Silver Lake Dog Park. More of the same graffiti was spotted along the Silver Lake Reservoir walking path, according to residents.
“Seems so out of character for our neighborhood,” said Casey Revkin-Maugér of the graffiti, which is apparently in reference to former Secretary of State and potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Revkin-Maugér said that efforts to get the graffiti, which has been around for about a week, cleaned up have taken too long. A Silver Lake resident named Thomas, who snapped the photo above, submitted an online clean up request to the city’s Anti-Graffiti Request System. However, the request, which was assigned to the local graffiti clean up crew, was cancelled and reassigned to the the Recreation and Parks Department, according to a response Thomas received from the city. However, as of this morning, the bulletin board display cased remained marked up.
“We are surprised and a little outraged that the City has declined to remove this offensive graffiti,” said Revkin-Maugé.