If she truly eats one meal a day consisting of "chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets, a large serving of french fries and two big cups of Diet Coke," it is a miracle she is able to function.
Thank you for this well researched and balanced article on a polarizing subject. I like the mural in the bottom photo but in my experience 98% of what's out there is more like the photo on top, which makes the city look terrible. The standard tags on stop signs and other parking signs are especially depressing, and it's too bad the city doesn't do more to remove it. But while we're waiting for that to happen, I encourage ordinary citizens to remove it in their neighborhoods. Many people do not realize that street signs now have a graffiti-resistant coating, and you can wipe it off with a rag and any old household cleanser (especially if the graffiti is relatively new).
It would also be interesting to find out if anyone has ever been fined for posting bandit signs on neutral grounds and telephone poles.
>>It was only two months ago that the city launched a campaign against "bandit signs" illegally posted around town. It was a great idea, but it doesn't seem to have made a dent in the problem.<<
Actually, the campaign against bandit signs has been remarkably successful. If you drive around the city, you'll see far fewer than you did just a few months ago. In many areas there are none at all.
That is great news. Let's hope more bars and clubs do the same.
bydabayou -- New Orleans already has similar laws ... bandit signs are illegal, violators can be fined, and it's OK for citizens to remove illegal signs. However, the violators ignore the law, the city doesn't enforce it, and most people are too apathetic to do anything about it.
Thanks for this update. Speaking of blighting the visual landscape, I wish the Gambit would do a story on the issue of illegal bandit signs on neutral grounds and telephone poles. In my view this is even more pervasive that graffiti. Why don't you ask some of the worst offenders why they use this sleazy tactic? Hello Clear Glass, Iron Works, H. Bodden Renovations, River Garden Apartments, Level Engineering, Jazz Auto Glass, Crescent Club Real Estate, Tree and Stump Removal, Acme General Contracting, Direct TV, Audubon Pressure Washing, etc. (Their phone numbers are not hard to find.) And how about asking the cash-strapped city why it doesn't enforce existing laws and fine these companies $25 per sign? Check it out with the Office of Safety and Permits, the NOPD, Parks & Parkways, and the City Council.
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