The Meadowood neighborhood's rebranding suffered a setback last week when vandals tagged a building in the neighborhood with graffiti.
Last week, a business on Raymond Road was tagged and it has some wondering if the improvements in the neighborhood are working.
News 3 talked with neighbors about safety, and some said the recent vandalism is a bad sign, while others said it?s a setback, but hope is not lost.
"I think the neighborhood needs to just stay strong," said Lisa Veldran, board member of the neighborhood association for the past 17 years, and she has lived in the southwest Madison community for 21 years."I'm really shocked because we didn't have that type of tagging in a long time.?
She said the recent acts of vandalism are likely from people who don't live in the area, and points out the positive things like the Meadow Ridge Library expansion and the building of a community center.