The Illegal Political Advertising Hezitorial
A Violation Shall Constitute a Class II Offense With a Fine of $250 to $5,000.
Adherence to the Law is NOT Being Abided as Evidenced by Photographic Evidence Herein…
Yonkers City Council Majority Leader Corazón Pineda-Isaac – District 2
Yonkersites are asked to send the Yonkers Tribune photos of other candidates who may also be jbreaking the law by directing email to WHYTeditor@gmail.com
Under the headline “Posting of Signs” the following notice is written on the City of Yonkers Website:
It is Illegal to Post Signs
It is illegal to place any advertising on public property. This includes posting signs for yard, tag or garage sales, political signs or any other event on telephone poles, traffic posts, bus stops or in the City’s right-of-way.
A violation of this chapter shall constitute in a Class II offense with a fine of $250 to $5,000.
From the Yonkers City Code:
It shall be unlawful for any person to tack, place, post, paint, print or nail any handbill, poster, advertisement or sign of any description upon any curb, sidewalk, gutter, street, highway or public place or upon any hydrant, lamppost, tree, telephone pole, public utility pole, fence, bench, traffic signal stanchion, public building or any other item or structure in any street, or to direct or suffer or permit any servant, agent, employee or other person under his or her control to engage in such activity; provided, however, that this section will not apply to any sign or advertisement posted under the direction of the City Council or any City department or pursuant to a franchise, concession or revocable consent.
There shall be a rebuttable presumption that the person whose name, telephone number or other identifying information appearing on any handbill, poster, advertisement or sign on any item or structure described in Subsection A of this section violated this section by either tacking, placing, pasting, posting, painting, printing or nailing such illegal sign or directing, suffering or permitting a servant, agent, employee or other individuals under such person’s control to engage in such activity.
No signof any description shall be installed, erected, constructed or maintained in such a manner as to obstruct any fire escape, window or door of a building or structure, nor shall any sign be attached in any manner to a fire escape.
Any existing sign in the City of Yonkers that is subject to a lease or other agreement permitting such sign to remain on City property shall be permitted to remain only until the expiration of such agreement. Such lease or agreement shall be terminated immediately pursuant to this chapter if termination is authorized by the terms of such lease or agreement.
Any outdoor sign erected, constructed or maintained not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall be considered an unlawful sign.
The Commissioner shall notify the person who maintains any such unlawful sign, by mail, to correct specified violations or omissions so as to comply with this chapter or to remove such sign within a time designated by the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Buildings. Failure to comply with such notice is in violation of this chapter. The Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Buildings may remove such sign at the owner’s expense.[Amended 4-26-1977 by G.O. No. 6-1977; 7-18-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]