Right now, code enforcement is removing signs from right-of-ways and utility poles around the city. The signs include business advertising and garage sales.
BANDIT SIGN CRACKDOWN: What do you think of this? Rosenberg is cracking down on signs on right-of-ways, and utility poles, including garage sales. The mayor is asking people to call police with plate #’s if they see someone placing a sign. Fines you could get @abc13houston 6pm pic.twitter.com/i5h2YnJXWI— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) October 3, 2019
In a now-deleted social media post, Mayor William Benton warned neighbors the problem was so out of hand that "the city will escalate removing left out 'Garage Sale' signs and other bandit signs and writing citations."
Benton went on to add, "If you see folks installing bandit signs in the right-of-way, or on utility poles, feel free to get their license plate number and report it to police."
ABC13 asked Rosenberg if any tickets were written. They told us no tickets were issued, and right now code enforcement is focused on removing signs and educating the public.
If cited, a person could be fined upwards of $2,000.
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