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Trashy signs of Fallbrook

 

Last updated 2/7/2008 at Noon



As a newer resident of Fallbrook, I am bothered by the never-ending display of trashy signs posted on the roadways and utility poles. Lost/found pets, garage/barn/yard sales, house for sale/rent/lease, firewood, massages and safes for sale, house cleaning, plans/permits and various additional services and commercial signs are posted wherever some individuals feel inclined to post them.

The appearances of these signs (flyers, banners, posters, sandwich boards included) range from mid-grade school level to a professional product. Placement of signs on County streets, roadways and on utility poles is against County ordinances.

Why do the residents of Fallbrook tolerate this unlawful posting by other persons, on public property and on one’s own property? These signs stay up for months, rot in the sun, blow away and then become additional litter on our streets.

Have you noticed the amount of duct tape, masking tape, nails, staples and tacks on our utility and street poles that remain behind after the signs rot? These attachments are a safety hazard for workers who must use spurs to climb the poles for maintenance! The signs are a distraction to drivers and a safety issue for persons placing or removing the unlawful signs.

Imagine the beautiful scenery to behold if a drive down our streets did not include a barrage of forced advertising. Please do your part in keeping the town free of unlawful signs and litter.

K. Gerard

 

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