Legalized Graffiti (or vandalism?)

Is this legalized graffiti or vandalism?

For years – the city (along with “approved” events or venues) have been able to post large signs on a fence along Elysian Park (as well as other areas of town – including Stevens and more).

Posted are promotional images highlighting events around town. These are mostly city-sanctioned, or closely related.

You know what would happen if you strung a 4′ x 12′ banner promoting “Heidi’s Bachlorette Party” or “Bong-Hit-a-Thon 2016 at Stevens?”

They would take it down saying it’s “unauthorized.”

Heck, you even need city approval for the color of your awning on your own frickin’ business!

Who doesn’t see this as hypocritical and downright wrong?

If valuable promotional space like this cannot be used by ANYONE and EVERYONE, the city should not post their own either. After all, the city is entirely funded by the people that live here. So fuck them all!

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