I stumbled across two invoices that were sent from the City of Los Angeles to a spammer who posted signs in the City of Los Angeles. I don't know why more cities don't use this same practice to enforce sign laws against the spammers. I can see this working in every city across America.
I attached the PDF file of the two citations, hopefully it takes. One of the invoices is for $237.95 and the other is for $212.95 for a total of $450.90. These two invoices were sent to the same person who posted signs to rent a room or a house or something like that. Since its in Spanish, I'm not sure exactly what the signs say.
#1. "RE: City of Los Angeles invoices sign violators " In response to Reply # 0
TxDOT will invoice spammers (if they can find them) for signs removed from State ROW, but only at the measly sum of $5 per sign. And what is worse is that, if the spammer pays the fees, TxDOT gives them their signs back! But if the unpaid bill gets big enough (not sure of the amount) TxDOT turns it over to the State AG for collection.
The City of Austin does not bill for signs removed to my knowkedge. But COA does have a tiered fine system for serial violators but they are loathe to use it. You'd think with all the budget shortfalls cities and states would be jumping all over this.
#4. "RE: City of Los Angeles invoices sign violators " In response to Reply # 3
>We just yank 'em here. CE does contact flagrant violators. I >often do some of the footwork and forwarding really prolific >spammers' info to them.
Same here. I don't even bother to complain about the occasional ROW sign, I just yank them. With a serial spammers, if I can track them down I file a complaint with all relivant info, but if I can't track them down I don't waste CE's because they won't be able to either.