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Does No One Care Anymore?
What's the solution for outside Solutions? | Reader submitted photo by Robert T.
Last year on August 28, we reported that the Elliott Smith wall had been tagged once again, this time with a rather large "Mouse" tag. Today, almost six months later, the tag still sits there, now with new balloon font tag over it.
A Little Background
Immediately after the reports of his death began to spread, fans in LA began writing little messages on the wall at Solutions electronics and repair on Sunset near Fountain where he once posed for an album cover. Those messages were later replaced by others and for nearly four years now it's always nice to see an ever-changing and solemn tribute to a talented musician.
Why Is Nothing Being Done?
We are not sure why nothing has been done, why no one has "adopted" this wall. Maybe the building owner doesn't care. Maybe the community or the Neighborhood Council doesn't care (could it be that hipsters don't care? Ohh! We said it, we kid, we kid). Does Councilman Eric Garcetti and his assigned field representative to the area not care?
A tag lasting six months is unacceptable, especially on a neighborhood cultural icon.
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