However, even though they officially introduced the bill, they of course did this on behalf of Councilman Kenyatta Johnson who sued the City of Philadelphia in 2008 due to this:
and once again the roads lead back to my district leader. che gioia. Well maybe that's why he left state politics in favor of local, there was a bee in his bonnet.
"If you're going to tell people the truth, you better make them laugh; otherwise they'll kill you."
- attributed to both George Bernard Shaw & Oscar Wilde
"I never clean up after my dogs, because I have trained them to run with me off leash while I ride my bike the wrong way on the sidewalk."
- LUCas Originally Posted by Dave L
How to start an argument online. (Or off line.)
1. Express an opinion.
Argh. I forwarded this to my neighborhood list and now some people are all "Waaah, won't people flyering for community events just get fined? Waaah, we should be able to search for a drummer for my band without fear of fines - maybe these signs should be legal." Artic, what's you're response to them? West Philly, man, sometimes...
I would tell them to go visit banditproject.org Look at the top under Resources.
The weird thing is University City District takes down out of date paper flyers in Clark Park and other areas but has thus far left bandit signs alone. There's a Philly Roofer sign on Baltimore near 43rd that, since it hasn't been taken down, has given birth to a "We Buy Houses" sign and a tattoo artist sign.
Has the Center City District taken a stance on this?
are they smarter than a 5th grader? if this bill goes thru, I will urge residents in my neighborhood to RIP THEM DOWN.... If had to junk my car, with ALL THIS MODERN TECHNOLOGY, computers and iphones, would I need to look outside on the telephone pole to get the number and is it necessary to put 4 signs on EVERY SINGLE pole with a million staples in it.... I think not... NOT ON MY BLOCK AND NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.....
I sent several emails last night to L&I committee members and did receive a reply back from Bill Greenlee. He expressed his concerns, but said he would reserve final judgement until a public hearing on the matter. These signs do not appear to be quite so prevalent in Fairmount, but regardless, this legislation is irresponsible and a personal vendetta on the part of Kenyatta Johnson.
He expressed his concerns???? What moron who cares an iota about this city would ever think this was even remotely okay?
Greenlee just went down a number of pegs in my book. I thought he was more on the ball.
Leave the camera - Lose the LIGHT
Weakness as in complaining is easy; getting up off your duff and doing something positive may be tougher...but it's more rewarding.
I sent an e-mail to Council members - only got 1 response, from Mark Squilla, and he said he will not support the bill.
Finally got a response from Councilman Jone's office on this bill, lWe will find out how it should benefit the city on March 9th...
You are on my Sign update list, a press release regarding how this proposed legislation will benefit the removal of "junk" signage and blight throughout Philadelphia communities is scheduled for Friday, March 9th. Thank you for your time and patience on this matter.