Illegal Billboards Update
GVSHP continues to fight for the removal of illegal billboards throughout our neighborhoods. Recently, a number of billboards targeted by GVSHP have been removed.
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Billboards GVSHP has succeeded in getting removed include those located at 139 Charles Street, which GVSHP had been targetting since January 2009. As of August 5, 2009, the billboard is was removed and the owner has been fined by the Environmental Control Board for his illegal activities.
Additionally, in the last several months, GVSHP was able to get the city to take action against billboards at the following locations, which have since been removed: 139 Charles Street, 188 Sixth Avenue, 59 4th Avenue, and 19 Ninth Avenue.
Despite this progress, there are still many illegal billboards throughout our neighborhoods which GVSHP continues to work to get removed.
If you see a billboard that you believe is illegal, report it to 311. Give as much information as possible (including a specific address) to 311 and get a complaint number. Let us know your complaint number and we will follow-up with city officials and keep on top of the illegal billboard you have reported. Pictures are particularly helpful in the process and can really speed things up so, if possible, please send us a picture of the billboard along with your complaint number and the street address.