Thousands in Fines for One Poster Only the Latest Sanitation Law Scam
Among the Sanit Department's other greatest hits:
They recently charged $9,000 in fines for 116 pet shop flyers, and hit a Maspeth street fare with $300 in fines per poster, rather than the usual $75, because there were four names on the poster -- that of the sponsors, the Maspeth Kiwanis Club, the Maspeth Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club, and the printer -- and Sanitation fined each one. The posters had been put up by local Boy Scouts.
Of course there are individuals unaffiliated with Sanitation who have a bug up their ass about postering, but no one can say they have a financial interest in getting posterers in trouble.