News from City Hall
City Communications Office
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2012
Update: Sign sweep removes more than 4,300 signs
The City of Kansas City, Mo., conducted a sign sweep on Tuesday, April 17 to pick up and dispose of illegal signs in an effort to improve the appearance of the City’s neighborhoods. While a previous press release reported that about 1,500 illegal signs were removed, that number was not a final count and did not include the additional 3,634 illegal signs that the City’s Street and Traffic Division collected and destroyed.
The Public Works and Neighborhood and Community Services departments staffed this one-day effort in conjunction with neighborhood volunteers.
Neighborhoods and residents participated by canvassing their areas and removing illegal signs in the public right-of-way or on utility poles, such as old yard sale, garage sale, promotional and political signs. Residents unaware of the location of right-of-way boundaries were advised to not remove signs.
For more information about the sign sweep, please contact Lisa Sturgeon, aide to Councilman Taylor, at 816-513-6523.