Ban Sticker Advertisements on Cars
Undoubtedly if you’ve walked around the East Side of Milwaukee for an extended period of time you’ve encountered a “Part Time Cash” sticker on the window of a car, or laying next to the curb. And therein lies the problem.
The stickers are littered about cars on an almost weekly basis in the summer, promising the opportunity to earn up to $1,500 in 10-15 hours a week of work. The advertisement that certainly fails the “if it’s too good to be true, it must be” test. With the promise of “flexible hours” on the ad, one can only assume the part-time job is placing the stickers on more cars.
But it’s not the near-Pyramid scheme feel that is the problem with the sticker advertisements, it’s how they quickly become litter. The stickers can be found laying in gutters all across the East Side and East Town, one can only imagine that they’ve spread to other neighborhoods as well including Bay View. The litter problem doesn’t seem to be created by people tossing the stickers on the ground either, they fall off regularly (add to that policies like the recently passed 5-day parking ordinance encouraging people not to use their car everyday).
It would be wise for the Milwaukee Common Council to enact an ordinance banning advertisements from being placed on parked cars. Not because the ads themselves are the problem, but because the litter generated by the ads is completely unnecessary.
Honorable mention for “worst offender at carpeting cars and ultimately the street with ads” goes to The Rave and their drink tickets, however, they do it far less frequently.