Are you tired of unwanted advertisements left on your front door?
The West Hollywood Municipal Code Section 5.124.060 prohibits distributing advertising materials on private property. Unfortunately, unsolicited advertising materials continue to get left at residential doors, front porches and door knobs, leading to neighborhood litter and sidewalk trash.
To reduce the amount of annoying advertising left on residents' properties, the City of West Hollywood has created a “Stop Door Spam” campaign.
If you’re like me, you too hate arriving home with your hands full, only to find that you have to dig your way through the marinade of advertisements—either shoved in the door jam, under the door, wrapped round the doorknob, or secured to your mailbox with a rubber band just to get to the lock on the door. And it's never fun having to run around and pick up all those that fluttered to the floor.
Over the years, my office has received several similar complaints. So when the City of Long Beach launched a program that proved successful to help curtail door spam, I jumped to create one here in West Hollywood.
The Stop Door Spam campaign is a two-part program. The first portion provides residents with bilingual English and Spanish placards created by the City to be placed on front doors or signs to affix to your gate or fence to alert advertisers that litter is not welcome on the property.
Second, residents can download “Dear Advertiser” letters from the City’s website to send to offending businesses that explain the resident is displeased with the advertisements left on their property and that they wish the offenders to stop. The letter also explains the benefits of a litter-free city and advises the advertiser to proactively participate in litter abatement efforts.
If the unwanted advertisements continue, the resident also has the choice to report repeat offenders to the City through the website, www.weho.org/stopdoorspam
For more information regarding the Stop Door Spam campaign, please contact the Office of Mayor Pro Tem Prang at 323-848-6460.
To request a Stop Door Spam placard or to report a repeat door spam offender, visit www.weho.org/stopdoorspam or call 323-848-6344.