Today was election day in Louisiana. I performed my civic duty, going to the polling place and casting my ballot. I truly believe that every eligible voter in our state should be involved in choosing our next representatives, from the state level to the local level. You get out of government what you put into it.
Driving through Algiers today, I had to wonder...why do the candidates think that cluttering up the street corners and neutral grounds with their campaign signs will get us to vote for them? It's a mess out there today - signs lining the streets and clustered at the corners. I hope those same zealous volunteers who took the time to put the signs out this week will be back tomorrow to pick them all up! These signs violate the city's sign ordinance. I guess our candidates missed that one...
Do For Sale By Owners know that when they place a "For Sale" sign on public property they are also in violation of the local ordinances? Fines can be assessed and the city or parish can confiscate any signs on public property. The local laws are as follows:
- Orleans Parish - Open house signs allowed on public property for a maximum of 4 hours on the day of an open house. Directional signs (arrows) and for sale signs are not allowed on city property, including neutral grounds.
- Jefferson Parish - No signs on public right of way. $500 fine per day/per sign.
- Plaquemines Parish - No restrictions at this time
- City of Gretna - No signs on public property.
- City of Westwego - No signs on public property.
Trying to sell your home on your own can be a taxing experience. Don't get caught in a situation where you are assessed a fine trying to market on your own. If you need to sell your home, call your local REALTOR®. Don't have a REALTOR®? Call me, I'll be happy to help.