was painted on a bridge
support in North Portland.
This morning I got a call from Mike Mason who works in the community and public affairs office at the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).
Mike (who happens to be a daily reader of this site) wanted to give me some background on why ODOT maintenance crews painted over a stencil created as a memorial for Brett Jarolimek that was painted on a bridge support near the intersection of N. Interstate and Greeley.
Mike expressed that he thought it was “a great stencil” and that, despite usual policy that calls for more immediate removal of graffiti, his crews wrestled with this decision for weeks. Here’s more of what he said:[Read more…]