Beginning in 2007, Pierce County started cracking down on illegal signs in public rights of way. The result: the county collected 16,149 signs in 2007-08.
Fed up with roadside clutter, many residents of unincorporated Pierce County loved it. But the crackdown ended last August amid questions about how to enforce the law and complaints that the crackdown was hurting an already slumping real estate industry.
But I was curious: where were the worst spots in Pierce County for illegal signs? So I recently requested data from the county public works department on the signs it collected during the…