A new way to clean up KC
The Kansas City Star
Illegal signs litter Kansas City. They are placed in public rights of way, on utility poles, in medians. They are a blighting influence on this city.
The City Council fortunately has decided to get tougher on these signs. It has approved an ordinance that will allow fines to be collected from egregious abusers, people or companies that post lots of illegal signs.
But one of the best ways to get rid of these signs is to enlist the community’s help. So city officials are doing something very responsible: They are holding training sessions to help residents know the rules when it comes to removing these signs.
The next session is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Here is the full press release from the city; I hope a number of people attend, get good information, then take strong action to get rid of these signs:
The City of Kansas City, Mo., Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department will provide nuisance sign removal training for residents and neighborhood groups on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Neighborhood Preservation Division, 4900 Swope Parkway.
“We’re providing this training in an effort to help neighborhoods regulate unauthorized signs placed in the right of way or on public property,” said John Parks, code enforcement manager.
Resident and neighborhood groups do not need to sign up to attend this training.
Any resident who sees a sign posted on public property may report it to the City’s 3-1-1 Call Center by dialing 311 or 816-513-1313. Residents who take the nuisance sign removal training will learn how to remove and appropriately discard the sign or submit it to the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department for further enforcement proceedings.
For more information or media inquiries, please contact John Parks, code enforcement manager, at 816-513-8433.