From the Times Ledger:
New Yorkers who post signs on city property are subject to one fine for each poster at $75 apiece, which often results in extremely high penalties.
Under the PATH Act, enforcement officers would be required to serve tickets to residents within five days of observing a violation. In addition, small businesses and nonprofits that receive multiple tickets for posting on city property within five days of their first violation, and who have not violated the law in the past, will be charged for just one offense and will be ensured sufficient time to correct the problem before being issued further fines.
“With the PATH Act, we’re creating a path to fairness when it comes to ticketing small businesses and nonprofits,” Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) said in a statement. “Presenting someone with thousands of dollars in fines before they’ve had a chance to fix the problem is simply irresponsible.”
And I received this from a civic leader:
"There is nothing in the release about what these fliers make our neighborhoods look like. Or about DOS giving religious groups a bye on posting.
According to the release, the Intro is supported by civics, businesses, non-profits and churches--just the folks who are most likely to decorate public property with their litter.
This non-profit (Kew Gardens Hills Civic Association) does not post on public property anywhere--ever.
IN Kew Gardens Hills, these are the major litterers--that and the illegal businesses."
Which position do the rest of you agree with?