Friends, We have read Kafka, we have seen the movie "Brazil" we have been to court inArlington, VA.
Pay close attention to page 62. Take the time to read this and then get back to me with your suggestions on what to do next. Except, "find a new hobby".
The Judge now prevents me from removing illegal signs for the elderly gentleman with the bad back who has give me written permission to remove them. The tire dealer who "gets to work in the dark and leaves after dark" and does not see the illegal signs will leave them or someone else will have to remove them. Many other businesses and homeowners have asked and given me written permission me to remove the illegal signs, now they (if property of Mr. Small) will need some other citizen to remove them.
The Adopt a Metro stops (I have two of them you may recall)...you are on your own, sorry.
The issue of the litter not being picked up is amusing. I have removed thousands of illegal signs and bags of trash in my VDOT Adopt a Highway area over the years. I have hundreds of photos of illegal signs. I have only three pictures of illegal signs with trash nearby (see attached). Trash just does not collect in this fashion in Arlington, VA. When I saw the litter near the illegal signs I thought to myself "This is interesting, I wonder what's going on?" Now we know.
#2. "RE: Robert Lauderdale - Trial Transcripts " In response to Reply # 0
I feel for you too. There are many issues here. Many pages I didnít read. You got a 5-year continuance, I did read.
If a shark recruits others, then there are many people pestering the officials. There are many people picking up the signs. It's also a lot less work for the one shark. The one shark can disappear, and the recruits will still remove the signs.
One person can permanently change the community, by recruiting others to help.
I don't have the time or endurance to remove all the signs. So, I recruited help, and now I sleep later on Saturday mornings while knowing the streets are clear or will be soon.
#3. "RE: Robert Lauderdale - Trial Transcripts " In response to Reply # 0
I think this approach will keep you lawful.
I would print up stacks of ugly litter stickers, then pass them out to people to place on signs every Saturday and Sunday mornings. Don't de-face or damage the sign. Stickers should leave a little glue and paper behind when torn off. This can be removed with elbow grease and warm water.
Show up all public events and hand them out on the sidewalk. Include instructions on how to get additional stickers. Recruit other people to hand out the stickers or hire a kid for $5 to do it; then supervise them.
I would also write a letter to the city council, requesting a change in the laws if needed.