From Bayside Patch:
With election season in full swing, Council Member Mark Weprin D-Oakland Gardens, is tackling one of the more cosmetic blights of dirty campaining: illegal signs.
Wepin wants to triple the current fines for posting signs illegally on public property. His office says they can be distracting to drivers and strain City resources to remove.
“The number of illegal signs is multiplying, and we must increase both fines and enforcement to discourage this pattern from continuing,” said Weprin.
It is currently illegal to post stickers, advertisements or fliers on telephone poles, lamposts or other public property.