Getting the word out about a garage sale in Agoura Hills is a challenge. Sure, a garage saler could put an ad in The Acorn or VC Star, but that costs money, and why not advertise for free, if possible. Posting handmade signs along close streets is the traditional method, with either arrows pointing the way to the sale, or an address on the sign.
The City of Agoura Hills makes it difficult for residents to use the traditional method of garage sale advertising. Someone, looking official and wearing a highly visible orange vest, circulates through Agoura Hills on Saturday morning and removes garage sale signs from lampposts and telephone poles. Since I don’t live in Agoura Hills, I can drive by while sign-removal is in progress, and chuckle a bit, at the absurdity of it all.
However, I don’t think it is a chuckling matter to Agoura Hills residents, and I see that there is a new ploy to get around whatever the sign ordinance says. This new effort is to post a sign on a vehicle and park it on a well travelled street. So far, I think this is working, because I see the vehicles parked with signs all Saturday-long.
But, here is a question for AH City Hall. Aren’t small paper signs on light poles for a day or 2, less of an eyesore than a car or truck with a large sign, parked on a city street? Just asking….besides how am I going to know how to get to the sales and buy toys for the grandkids, if the signs are removed?