Edmonton Bylaw 5590 is a bylaw established by the City of Edmonton, which holds any venue accountable for vandalism (postering) of city property. This bylaw is here to protect the city and detour vandalism but in turn the venue is fined regardless of whether or not they are the responsible party for placing the poster illegally. Venues in Edmonton will be fined $250 for every poster that is placed on city property that lists that specific venue's name as the host of an event (bus stops/shelters, decorative lamp posts, etc.).
There is a double standard here - if vandalism (example, graffiti) occurs on private property it is up to the owner of the building to remedy the vandalism, regardless of whether or not the responsible party is caught and charged. If this is not done, the city will fine the building owner.
If vandalism occurs on city property - it is the responsibility of the city to remedy the vandalism - SAVE for the case of being vandalized with a poster. The bylaw states that this is no longer the cities responsibility and a fine is passed down to the venue regardless to whether or not the venue or it's staff were responsible for the placement of the poster.
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