Day 19

Crane on Meeker Avenue

January 18th, 2012

Cleaning up the wreckage of the illegal billboard (one of countless illegal advertisements littering the cityscape) that collapsed on Friday.


  1. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Terrible zoning codes and their enforcement? I know it costs money but the city should fine them bigger, take em to court, assess them the costs of taking this stuff down. Visual pollution is awful. Hope no one got seriously injured from this.

    • Jason Eppink says:

      Fines for first time offenders can be as high as $15,000. The incentive is there for the city, unfortunately the Department of Buildings is tasked with sign enforcement, and they just have more important things to deal with like falling cranes and other (typically) more dangerous things. This is a rare moment where illegal advertising is physically harmful rather than just mentally harmful.

      • Karen Too says:

        Hi Jason,

        NIce to see you on here. Funny, but true about the “cost” of advertising to mind, body, and spirit.

        Yes, the Department of Buildings is stretched way too thin. It’s criminal, in more ways than one.

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