Signs along streets illegal and irritating Owners to be contacted on law violation
Katie Ruark The Arizona Republic Dec. 9, 2005 12:00 AM
PHOENIX - Signs along the streets that advertise everything from home loans to yard sales don't just irritate motorists and litter roads, they can get their owners in trouble.
What most people don't know, city officials say, is that placing such signs is illegal according to a longtime city zoning ordinance.
The city's Neighborhood Services Department is hoping to get the word out so people voluntarily stop doing it. The city's Graffiti Busters also will confiscate signs if they see them. Once the signs are confiscated, workers use the signs' contact information to send letters to people alerting them that the signs are illegal. If the problem persists, the person is cited.