Cincinnati cracking down on illegal signs

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The City of Cincinnati is cracking down on illegally placed signs.

According to City Councilman Chris Seelbach, the idea was brought up by the director of the Department of Public Utilities. He explained that illegally placed signs were contributing to a blighted look in city neighborhoods.

The department of public utilities has spent the last month looking for signs that are posted to poles and staked illegally on roadways as part of their normal work day.

According to councilman Seelbach, signs can't be placed on poles and medians without a permit.

Seelbach tweeted that the city has collected 848 signs in the last 10 days.

The signs will be recycled or thrown away, depending on the material.

The city hopes that removing the signs will discourage the illegal posters from wasting their money to put them up again.