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CalTrans Changes Mind Again: No Banners Allowed After 9/11 Anniversary

In a suspicious about face, CalTrans waited until Sept 23 to issue another reversal of policy. Now they say all flags and banners are illegal again, and will be removed.
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION - LEGAL DIVISION
595 Market Street, Suite 1700; Mail: P.O. Box 7444
San Francisco, California 94120-7444
Telephone: (415) 904-5700

The Departmentís concern for public safety, previously acknowledged in its compliance statements filed with this Court, remains paramount and requires this action
consistent with the Courtís January 29, 2002 Preliminary Injunction. Widely circulated recent statements have inaccurately described the Departmentís interim position regarding use of the freeway right-of-way, raising concerns that a proliferation of banners and signs at highway overpasses could significantly impede driver safety and traffic flow, subject individuals to personal harm, and divert maintenance personnel from other vital activities.

DATED: September 23, 2002 Respectfully submitted,
BRUCE A. BEHRENS, Chief Counsel
DAVID GOSSAGE, Deputy Chief Counsel
JANET WONG, Assistant Chief Counsel
BARBARA J. WILLS
DANIEL P. WEINGARTEN,
By:________________________________
Attorneys for the Defendants the California
Department of Transportation and its
Director Jeff Morales
 
 


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Banners flap prompts Caltrans crackdown

http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/archive/2002/September/24/local/stories/04local.htm

Banners flap prompts Caltrans crackdown
By JONDI GUMZ
Sentinel staff writer

SANTA CRUZ ó Caltrans reversed its banner rules Monday, announcing all signs and flags posted on state highways will be removed to discourage people from treating overpasses as personal billboards.
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Banner Gals Hang Up It Up - In Surrender

This week's banner blitz has been aborted.

On the advice of their lawyer(s), Amy and Cassandra have temporarily decided to suspend all their banner hanging activities until further notice.

Cassandra Brown,
"We have decided sadly because of advice from the big boys, not to coordinate hanging or hang more banners ourselves. Instead we are writing op ed pieces and letters to the editor..."

It's a sad day for protest.

-Van
 

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