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AT&T Utility Boxes and the Graffiti They Attract

UPDATE: Within a couple of days, this utility box was painted and the graffiti gone. Thank you to AT&T or DPW or ??


AT&T does not maintain the existing utility boxes that eat up public realm. The box at The Embarcadero and Harrison Street pictured above has been marked with graffiti for most of 2011. It is a shame that lobbyists for AT&T were able to influence our Board of Supervisors to approve even larger utility boxes (4′ tall, up to 4′,3.7″ wide, and 2′,2″ deep) to reduce the widths of our sidewalks further, creating less safe conditions for pedestrians and for folks trying to get around with baby strollers or in wheelchairs. Until more of us start getting engaged, the lobbyists’ clients and their money will heavily influence San Francisco government decisions – that’s why we need to OccupySF.

Supposedly, AT&T has a phone number on their boxes. This box located beside Gordon Biersch has no phone number on it. So, our alternative is to dial 3-1-1 or to use the 311 website to report the AT&T blight.

I’ve reported this box … I hope you’ll help by reporting utility boxes near your home.

Oh yeah, there’s graffiti on the other two sides too….

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