The District has figured out whom to punish in the war on vandalism: property owners. Under the Anti-Graffiti Amendment Act of 2002, signed by Mayor Williams on Dec. 4, “the Mayor’s graffiti-removal services,” formerly free, are now billed at $125 per hour. The provision is part of the District’s bid to restore $323 million to its unbalanced books. Thanks to the new fee, Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi estimates, graffiti victims will pump $195,000 into the coffers this year. Lynn Skynear, owner of the Skynear & Co. home furnishings store in Adams Morgan, says she’ll much sooner let her shop remain defaced. “That graffiti can stay there,” she says, “and it can be a reminder of all the poor management going on in this city.” “You do have the option of doing it yourself,” says mayoral spokesperson Tony Bullock. —Josh Levin