Yes – you read that correctly. The city of Beverly Hills, California has a rule on the books forbidding the posting of any sort of posters or flyers without first receiving permission from the city council.
While this law doesn’t normally get enforced nor make the news, it did recently get attention when the Department of Building and Safety – in response to a citizen’s complaint – removed “Lost-Dog” flyers posted by Joy Hudson. Ms. Hudson was desperately trying to locate her dog Cleo who had been missing for over a month.
The LA Weekly blog reports that a spokeswoman for the city confirmed that the Department of Building and Safety did in fact remove the flyers and that “The department doesn’t go out looking for them, but if someone complains, then they act.”