Hello, everyone. Spam has been a major pet peeve of mine for some time. Luckily, one of my jobs is code enforcement. We try to yank the signs down as quickly as possible. I have also expanded my efforts on an informal basis to the nearby town where I live. I yanked an Herbalife sign yesterday!
We don't have too much of a problem anymore. Occasionally, a new sucker will appear, but the MLM people appear to have given up. The biggest problem is local fairgrounds. It is difficult to find responsible parties, and they plaster the town when they can. I have called the venue management, but that our biggest ongoing battle.
We don't usually focus on the lost dogs or garage sale signs, although there are a couple of citizens in our more affluent neighborhood that don't accept even those (and we get the phone calls)
Just to let you know, keep up the good work, and let's stop the MLM junk together
#1. "RE: California Shark in Solano County" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to CAUSS. It appears more and more the problems with street spam are the same from coast to coast and border to border.
Regarding the venue posters. Dallas (TX) CE discovered that the marketers place a significant amount of funds in escrow to cover fines for illegal posting. By increasing the citations to the maximum limit of $2000.00 per day/per sign, they were successful in getting the undivided attention of these jokers.
Case in point where the marketers plasterd every major heavy flow traffic artery with Dallas Mav's (basketball) tickets for sale. The gurus answering the phone listed on the sign flat out stated "that's the cost of doing business".
Rest assured that case is being dealt with by Dallas CE. They have a track record of getting their more difficult cases before judges which don't show leniency toward the spammers.
#2. "RE: California Shark in Solano County" In response to Reply # 1
BK, welcome aboard the CAUSS train. I, too, am a Code Enforcement Officer for a Dallas suburb. Thanks to CAUSS, articles in the Dallas Morning News, and past TV coverage illegal signs are seen less and less in this area. Keep up the good work.
#5. "RE: California Shark in Solano County" In response to Reply # 3
>Well, just thought you all would like to know: The tickets are being mailed! I warned 'em, yet found another sign, they can help pay my salary! >
Good going on your part, You've got to start some place.
I dont know how the law works in CA, but here in North Texas, one of outlying suburbs NE of Dallas isssued citations by mail. The folks totally ignored those citations and FTA warrants were issued. They were eventually stopped on minor traffic violations and were, of course, taken in to post bond or be incarcerated.
You can bet word spread real fast on that one. The City of Dallas has made some real head way on violations of the Hip Hop sign posters. The details are to lengthy to outline in this forum. If you're interested in the details send me an email.