I was in Evansville for the past week and I thought I would report on the spam situation. In the past nine months there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of spam. I would say it is now a "medium" level of spam. I did not have a chance to remove any of it. I saw no evidence of sharks. Work-at-home and health insurance were the bulk of the offenders. Actually, the most numerous signs were professional real estate agencies who put "home for sale" with an arrow signs on the ends of the block where they had a listed house. This was very prevalent. Maybe there is an exception in the local ordinances.
I did see another example of the well-known oversize "going out of business, everything must go" sign for a furniture store. There were only two signs but each was in the hands of a somewhat unkempt person standing in the median.
#2. "RE: State of Southern Indiana" In response to Reply # 0
I am back in Evansville. The street spam problem has gotten much worse since September. There are numerous HerbaLife (Work from home) signs which is no surprise. However, there are far more non-HerbaLife signs. Firewood, GNC store, auction, popcorn store, replacement windows, and more. Seems like a lot of local merchants have taken to illegal signs on the right-of-way.
#3. "RE: State of Southern Indiana" In response to Reply # 2
I an back in Evansville for a few days. Overall level of spam is the same as it was a few months ago. However, I saw only one Work from Home sign and that is far fewer than before. Non-profit organizations seem to have picked up the slack. Three churches have plastered one part of the city with Coroplast advertising summer social. Lots of signs for an indian pow-wow at the 4H center. Only saw one health insurance sign. A variety of retail companies have have a handful of signs each. Still a lot corners with For Sale signs with arrows pointing down the streeet.