Chris sent in a reminder that postering is legal in Seattle. Apparently, some self-appointed pole cleaners have been pulling down signs unwarranted, including those for the Wallingford Walks.
We’ve noticed that our Wallyhood signs tend to disappear from any pole on 45th St within hours, it seems, of going up, which is a frustration. We believe this blog is a useful service to the community, and whoever is “cleaning” 45th St is, in effect, depriving people of a free, useful news source and community gathering place. In the name of…sterility?
(Quick plug: if you agree that Wallyhood is a valuable community resource, do us a favor and send your friends and neighbors a link. It’s value to all of us grows with the number of people reading and involved.)
Chris included this link to the official postering rules for all to review. In brief:
- Posters can be hung without a permit – no permit fees are required.
- Posters can be placed on utility poles, street light poles, and on traffic sign posts except that:
- No posters are allowed on stop or yield sign posts or on the backs of those signs;
- Posters that share poles or posts with traffic signs cannot face the same direction as the traffic signs.
- Include a printed posting date in the lower left corner of each poster;
- Make your posters out of thin and flexible paper, cardboard, or plastic.
- Posters may be displayed for 30 days or until the date of any event advertised, whichever time comes first. The person or organization hanging the posters has a 10-day grace period to remove the posters before the City can charge costs for removal.
So, to whoever is pulling down the posters, please let them be. They’re a friendly, colorful, harmless way the community can communicate with itself.
If you really want to clean up, go sweep in front of Kate’s Pub or the old Loki Cafe.