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What's Up With That? Utility Boxes Are Graffiti Eyesores, Roach Magnets

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Last week, a commenter posed a good question: "What about all of these ugly utility boxes which a springing up around the city? I'm talking about boxes from the city (like the one shown with the craigslist poster on it or the zillion of AT&T boxes going up). They get installed and never maintained, and become a magnet for grafitti, cockroaches, etc. What are the rules regarding them, and what are some of the 'creative' ways people have dealt with the nuisances they create?" Exhibit A: (Last year?) those drab utility boxes in Silver Lake and Echo Park were painted (see above). Couches like to lean against them now.
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