24HrPHL has learned that the City of Philadelphia intends to increase its enforcement of existing laws which prohibit posting signs on streetlights, utility poles and other surfaces. It is our understanding that the fines will accrue to the venue at which the posted event is taking place. Street flyering is a longstanding practice in Philadelphia music promotion, and as such, 24HrPHL is interested in making sure those in the nightlife arts and culture community are aware of the coming changes and can engage in dialogue with the City.
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There is a public meeting with City officials at Front Street Cafe (Front & Thompson Streets, Fishtown) on Monday, January 22nd from 5-6 PM.
Here is some additional information from materials sent by the City:
Did you know that it is illegal in Philadelphia to post or pay someone to post a sign on a streetlight, utility pole, traffic sign, historical marker, or street tree?
Did you know that the penalty for posting these signs is $300 per sign for the first offense and up to $2,000 per sign for the second offense and that failure to pay or continued violations can result in revocation of your commercial activity license?