“I’m hoping to come to terms and make sure everyone’s happy,” Gallo said. “We don’t want to shackle one of the city’s major industries.”
What industry would this be? Biotech? Aerospace? Light Manufacturing? Software? Banking?
Escondido code sweep nets pile of real estate signs; agents irked | The San Diego Union-Tribune
ESCONDIDO – Local real estate agents are incensed after code-enforcement officers collected more than 100 open-house signs and threw them in the trash behind City Hall.
Of course! Open houses is the industry of this fine city.
Calls yesterday to Susan Oliver, the manager of the city’s Code Enforcement Department, were not returned.
Wilcoxson estimated the department damaged or destroyed about $3,000 worth of signs. A simple printed sign on a wooden stake costs about $15, while a free-standing A-frame sign runs about $65.
“When people take signs from people and destroy them without due process, it’s stealing,” said Davis, who returned in stealth at 10 p.m. Sunday to retrieve all the signs.
Not so, said Assistant City Attorney Jennifer McCain, who also heads the city’s Appearance and Compliance Team. “If they’re in the public right of way, they are considered abandoned property,” she said.
(Thanks to The Housing Bubble Blog)