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.
Can someone please clarify what it would take to change the residency requirement? Is it 10,000 signatures only, or can the City Council do it with a majority vote? Thank you.
Given the shortage of candidates, it seems a shame to bar someone who would bring passion and experience to the job. Let him run!
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