Metro council passes new ordinance that increases penalties for illegal signs on public property

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Wednesday night, Baton Rouge city leaders passed a new ordinance that will increase the penalty for posting illegal signs on public property.

Under this new version of the law, violators could pay up to $1,000 in fines for those illegal signs, but residents say stiffer penalties aren't enough.

"We must have the committed support of the city-parish administration to ensure enforcement of the new ordinance. Without determined enforcement, a new ordinance is worthless," said Terry Hammonds, a concerned resident.

The new law will go into effect in 30 days to give businesses a chance to comply.

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