The Sun Gazette reports this morning that the County Board has discussed the idea of training and empowering citizens to enforce sign laws in Arlington by spotting and reporting violations to county staff.
Proponents for citizen sign enforcement have spoken up during past Board meetings, but with little to show for it. Now, however, with the county advertising proposed changes to its sign ordinance, three out of five Board members seem willing to seriously consider the idea.
One argument against the idea is the conflict it could create between business owners and the citizen sign enforcers.
Should citizens be deputized to be the “eyes and ears” of county code enforcement?