At the end of August, the Boston City Council voted to reject continuing a pilot program that allowed street sandwich board signs without a permit. The one-year temporary ordinance had allowed these signs as long as they followed certain rules, including size restrictions and displaying business contact information.
There are arguments made for these signs as important marketing tools, and also arguments against these signs, saying they add to sidewalk clutter.
What do you think – does the promotion of local business on city streets outweigh the additional crowding on the sidewalk? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.
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