Whether cities made cuts to their graffiti fighting programs or kept them intact, graffiti has persevered, Adam Nagourney reports for The New York Times.
"In Bernalillo County, which includes Albuquerque, graffiti complaints in June jumped to 300, from 84 in April.
" 'It just keeps coming up, little by little,' said Bobby Velasco, the county's graffiti supervisor. 'We've covered more this year so far than we did last year.' "