ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — The days of Lady Liberty waving a torch or chickens clucking at passing cars could soon come to an end on St. Petersburg city streets.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the city council on Thursday will discuss amending rules for signs and flags along roadways. The proposed law would require human billboards to stand still while hawking tax services, pizza joints and pawn shops.
No more spinning, twirling and swinging. Sign wavers also could no longer boogie on risers, stilts, podiums, vehicles or roofs.
City staffers believe sign wavers create safety issues for drivers, but proponents say they provide inexpensive advertising and jobs paying up to $15 an hour.
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce opposes the proposal.