This post has been revised. Read to the bottom, and you will see why.
Here's what I wrote on April 25: It's no surprise when sleazy operations like massage parlors and credit repair scams use these hideous illegal signs to promote themselves. I've written before about the problem of these ugly billboards proliferating on our streets. But somehow I would have expected a candidate for city attorney to know better. I would have been wrong. This portable billboard recently appeared in my neighborhood, taking up yet another parking spot and making the drive down Topanga Canyon Boulevard just that much uglier.
There is simply no excuse for any candidate in Los Angeles to use illegal signs of any kind, or to contribute to this much-hated form of visual pollution.
Update as of May 4: I photographed this billboard and wrote about it on April 25. I also sent a note about it to the Trutanich campaign via their website. This got more action than I expected. Today I received a comment (see "Rumpole" in the comments below) indicating that this billboard was not placed by the Trutanich campaign, but was instead a "dirty trick" on the part of someone supporting his opponent, Jack Weiss. That's many times worse than if the billboard had been placed there by the Trutanich campaign! I was fooled, and probably many others were, too. Residents of this area are furious over these horrible billboards, so it's certainly a cheap (and dishonest) way to turn them against a candidate. According to a blog post at "David Berger on Los Angeles", someone sent Parking Enforcement to photograph and ticket this billboard, but nothing was done about the others, equally illegal and even uglier, parked on the same block. This is why I hate politics so much.
By the way, as of this morning, May 4, the billboard is still there.