Garage Sale Sign Ordinance Being Enforced
It's not a new ordinance, but now it's being strictly enforced. All of those garage sale signs posted on street poles are not only an eyesore, but also not supposed to be posted. Our Lauren Kendrick has that story.
"The ordinance has already been in place for some time. The only thing now is the enforcement."
As part of the enforcement, the city will begin fining people for leaving their garage sale signs posted. The fines could be as much as $200. Liendo says the city is just trying to keep the city looking good.
"If they leave them up too long they get wet, they peel off and we see a lot of litter. So it's just a lot of things we're trying to prevent."
As for how they're planning to fine the people who leave their signs up..."We'll use all the info that is on the sign to find the person whether it's phone number, address, whatever information will be used."
Liendo says instead of putting those signs up, people can advertise their garage sales without littering.
"There's other ways to promote the garage sales through social media site, the newspaper, community bulletin boards. So by doing this we're making it a cleaner safer environment for the community."
Again, this ordinance is already in place and the city of Laredo will begin fining people immediately.