[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Tearing down of lost pet flyers

John Adams jna at retina.net
Sat Feb 28 23:51:24 UTC 2015

Let me tell you the story about the SoMa flyer Nazi.

There is a large set of people that work together to tear down nightclub
posters, lost pet flyers, any anything that can be placed on a pole
anywhere in the SoMa area.

It's not that the area is 'devoid of culture' but it is direct and proper
greed and shakedowns. The flyer nazi and his friends will show up at your
venue, demanding that they be the only ones that distribute your flyers. If
you say no, they will tear down all of your flyers the moment you put them
up, until you pay them.

This has been going on in south of market for at least ten years. Most
venues give in and pay the guy.


On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to forward this fascinating bit of San Francisco
> not-so-minutia to the list --
> I have long lamented the lack of posters and flyers on poles in the Bay
> Area, particularly in Oakland w with its city motto of "keep Oakland
> boring".
> In Toronto, flyers were how I figured out what was going on and what
> looked like fun to explore in a neighborhood.  It was a good way to get a
> sense of the local culture.
> Around SF, the lack of posting in many areas makes a lot of neighborhoods
> seem devoid of culture.  I wonder if this "Neighbors for Clean
> Neighborhoods" thing is to blame?
> --Naomi
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> Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 8:41 PM
> Subject: Tearing down of lost pet flyers
> To: pnaomi at gmail.com
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> Just want to put everyone on high alert for a group called "Neighbors for
> Clean Neighborhoods" (or variations thereof) that have, for years, been
> responsible for tearing down lost pet flyers-supposedly, the Inner Richmond
> is a hot spot for them, altho they have worked in other areas. Arguably
> flyers on street poles are the most effective way to get an animal back
> home, and these people are indeed jeopardizing not only the welfare, but
> the very lives of our pets. The group is fictitious and sends a
> professionally written letter listing codes and threatens litigation-please
> contact the City Attorney's office if you receive such a letter. It is NOT
> illegal to post as long as done properly-these obsessed people don't care
> about how you post; they don't want any postings, period. DPW has not the
> time, money, or inclination to remove postings. Unless you should see a
> white city truck, with the gold, round city emblem, it is not DPW. There
> was a Caucasian man, about 5'8", salt and pepper hair, late '30's, with a
> safety vest (to appear as a utility worker) who was seen tearing them down
> in past. Please call non-emergency police (553-0123) if you see him-he is
> mis-representing himself. I would be very interested if anyone has had any
> experiences with this group. Also would greatly appreciate if all could
> please be on lookout for black and white, feral cats. Also, some notices
> about other missing cats posted recently.
> Many thanks.
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