Billboard Cutdown!

An unidentified billboard maintenance worker packs up to leave. KLH | Union

An unidentified billboard maintenance worker packs up to leave. KLH | Union

Union Staff Report

HUMBOLDT BAY – The Rick Bailey Mortgage billboard on U.S. Highway 101 south of Arcata has fallen on its face, and may not go back up.

According to Humboldt Baykeeper Policy Director Jen Kalt, a county building inspector is on scene right now red-tagging the billboard to prevent any reconstruction.

Update: Kalt reports that a county building official has issued a stop-work order requiring CBS Outdoor to obtain a building permit before any reconstruction is allowed. That’s something it has never done, as the billboards were built before they were required. The Humboldt Bay-facing location was later defined as a “scenic view” area in the county’s Local Coastal Plan.

Apparently the worker in the photo is from North Coast Signs, which left once the stop-work order was issued.

Kalt said the billboard was obviously cut down, and did not blow down.

The stop-work order. Photo by Jen Kalt | Humboldt Baykeeper

The stop-work order. Photo by Jen Kalt | Humboldt Baykeeper

The billboard during the Jan. 1 King Tide. Photo courtesy Jen Kalt | Humboldt Baykeeper

The billboard during the Jan. 1 King Tide. Photo courtesy Jen Kalt | Humboldt Baykeeper

 

Authors

Related posts

  • Meredith B Aldrich

    There’s been no wind to speak of.

  • just me

    did the photog catch that guy peein? and too, i love this guy’s smile.

  • ed abby

    Heyduke lives!!

  • firesidechet

    The County seems more concerned with permits than the fact this is a crime scene. Insult to injury.

    • dude

      whatever. the criminal provided a valuable service to our community.

Top