Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kerfuffle Over Open House Signs in West Hollywood

Spanish Building West Hollywood

Foment is brewing in West Hollywood where real estate agents are challenging a Draconian West Hollywood sign ordinance which prohibits agents from placing signs on public ways.

Some residents may welcome the clutter-free on Sundays. Agents contend that West Hollywood applies a dual standard, since the city has opened its streets and walls to advertisers, becoming the virtual billboard capital of North America, yet prohibits business-tax paying vendors from marketing their wares.

Cooling prices have led to heated arguments between agents and city officials: the fee for non-compliance is $195. [Source]