07-15-11 Twilight race route will be Clear of Clutter!
Boise Police Downtown Neighborhood Contact Officer
Jim Schiffler says the effort is part of an ongoing project to keep
downtown looking and feeling cleaner and safer (See news release
The effort is part of an ongoing education and
enforcement campaign in downtown Boise, as described in this news
release from the DBA, also issued last November:
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.
Officers want to remind citizens that posting
items on light and power poles is a misdemeanor under Idaho and
Boise City Code, with a possible penalty to include a $1,000
Officers and the DBA say a number of downtown
businesses allow posters in their windows or bulletin boards.
Citizens are urged to use those spaces and help keep downtown
clean for residents and visitors, and this weekend, for bike recers
and race fans!
For a map of the race route for the Boise Twilight