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(Wednesday, December 13/2000)--There will be a photo/video opportunity tomorrow morning with Mayor Peter Kelly and a S.W.A.P (Signs Without a Permit) Team removing illegal advertising signs in the downtown core.
Media representatives are asked to meet at the corner of Spring Garden Road and Queen Streets at 9:30 a.m.
Municipal S.W.A.P. teams will begin targeting various streets throughout the municipality to remove all illegal advertising signs, posters, etc, --including mobile signs.
Violators identified under "Operation Fresh Start" may be prosecuted under the various by-laws and ordinances respecting illegal signage. It may be illegal to post/erect an advertising sign on private or municipal property without a permit.
Districts targeted for removal of illegal signage on Thursday are:
Western Region: Quinpool Road, Spring Garden Road, Chain Lake Drive
Central Region: Sackville Drive, Bedford Highway
Eastern Region: Portland Street, Cole Harbour Road, Main Street
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Corporate Communications Officer