11-12-10 BPD helps keep Downtown Power Poles Safe &
Boise, Nov. 12, 2010 - The Boise Police
Department is happy to help the Downtown Boise Association keep our
beautiful city safe and clean by joining the effort to keep
downtown utility poles free of posters and clutter.
The following news release was recently
distributed by the DBA to local media.
To help downtown businesses and
residents who are concerned about the growing number of posted
flyers and resulting clutter, Officer Schiffler, The Boise Police
Neighborhood Contact Officer for the downtown area is trying to
contact those posting the flyers.
Those notified are asked to remove the
postings, and those seen in the process of posting the flyers are
informed the action is a citable offence, as well as something many
in the neighborhood are complaining about as being an unsightly
Besides being a violation of state code
and a problem for utility companies, trash and clutter in a
neighborhood suggest to many that the area is a safety risk, and
that poses a threat to property values. BPD is doing all we can to
help keep our beautiful, vibrant downtown clean and safe.
Thank you for your support.
News release from the Downtown Boise Association, Nov. 1,
Utility & Light Poles are Not Bulletin Boards
The Boise Police Department in cooperation with the Downtown
Boise Association, Ada County Highway District and City of Boise
want to remind promoters and advertisers that traffic signal poles,
utility poles and light poles are not bulletin boards.
Public poles have always been the target for the posting of
signs and posters advertising events, concerts, etc. The
practice is especially problematic in the downtown core. Downtown
business & property owners and the Downtown Clean Team spend
countless hours removing posters. Not only is it an eyesore, it
creates problems for the utilities when it comes time to repaint or
service the poles.
The Downtown Boise Association and the Boise Police Department
are trying to educate promoters and anyone else who may be posting
signs, flyers, or other materials about the problems this can
create. The posting of posters, signs and stickers on these poles
is also unlawful under Idaho Code: Chapter 70, 18-7029 and
violators can be cited for the offense.
The Downtown Boise Association mission is to be the steward for
the promotion and operation of downtown Boise as an attractive,
safe and vibrant place to work, shop, live and play.
For more on the Downtown Boise Association, go to