#2. "RE: Article in 'Leesburg Today'" In response to Reply # 1 Sat Feb-28-09 06:40 AM by Sharkosaurus
I think a lot more local jurisdictions are realizing they don't have the manpower (or the will in some cases) to handle all the signs so they're using volunteers and sometimes even modifying the wording of the law to state that citizens may remove signs. This is something we'll see more of.
I recently had an e-mail exchange with a nearby county zoning exec here in MD that told me citizens flatly were not permitted to remove illegal signs in both the county and state rights-of-way, and that they even had to get permission from the state to remove signs on state roads. I think they're confused or at least underinformed, because I know of two adjacent counties that have agreements with the state that allow them to clean up their own communities even if a sign happens to be in the state right-of-way. It just makes sense. County Police pull over people for speeding on state roads all the time.