You’ve seen them on public poles across the City – signs advertising local concerts. But what happens when the concert is finished? Do the promoters retrieve the posters and clean the mess they created? Is it even legal to post the signs in the first place?
The Lynwood Municipal Code, Article 70 does not allow signs to be posted on any of the City’s right-of-way, public poles (that means light and signal poles) or any public places. In fact, there are restrictions on various types of signage and at no time is an advertising signs allowed on public property. So, the answer is no, it is not legal to promote concerts on public property.
According to the City code the regulations are in place to “promote the public health, safety, and welfare by safeguarding and enhancing property values; protecting public and private investment in buildings and open spaces; improving the appearance of the city as a place in which to live and work..”
Second, in most, if not all cases, the signs are posted and forgotten. The concert promoters leave the signs long after the event has occurred, turning the signs into litter.
Who cleans up the signs and keeps Lynwood clean? The answer is the City of Lynwood Public Works Department. Recently, the city cleaned nearly 60 signs across the city. Cleaning up concert signs and keeping Lynwood a clean and safe city is just one of the many projects funded by #MeasurePS.
The next time you see a concert sign, you may want to call the number and ask the promoter to stop littering in Lynwood.