Friday, January 15, 2010

Got Junk gets warned

Good news.

We may finally be getting through to 1-800-Got Junk. The trash collection firm has been steadfast in defacing our roadways with signs asking us whether we “Got Junk?”

They should ask themselves the same question. The answer is a resounding “Yes!” as is apparent by the sign blight they illegally scatter along the public right-of-way.

Now 1-800-Got Junk is at last in the cross-hairs of the City anti-blight enforcement folks.

A comment from a former Got Junk employee on one of my earlier posts moved me to complain to the City’s blight abatement czar, Marcia Dennis. (Her major focus is on fighting graffiti. No surprise there. Her e-mail is

The former Got Junk employee reported that the owner of the franchise, located on SW Barbur, routinely laughs at the lack of City enforcement.

So I forwarded the employee’s comment and urged Dennis to take action. I also documented the problem by referring her to the Red Electric’s photos of my vast Got Junk sign archive. I must have 20 signs. (I picked up two more last weekend. )

I wonder whether the franchise owner is laughing after receiving the following:

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Anonymous rktman53 said...

Get a life...

5:52 AM  
Blogger Rick Seifert said...

Anonymous "Get a life" comments carry the suggestion that the writer in fact "has a life" and that those who have publicly shared their honest concerns don't.

The evidence is that exactly the opposite is true.

The writer is so numb to his surroundings that he doesn't consider what our streets would look like if it were legal to plant signs in the right of way. It would be endless visual pollution. Signs stacked on signs.

What if every business took the attitude Got Junk does that "The Commons" is fair game for renegade advertising? Imagine the clutter and blight.

Is that the sort of life and environment the "get-a-life" writer wants us to "get"?

10:29 AM  

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