Monterey City Council Looking to Mute Audible Advertising on Wharf | News
By Tom Jones - email
MONTEREY, Calif. -- The city of Monterey is looking to mute what they call 'oral advertising' or audible advertising on the Monterey Wharf.
'Oral Advertising' is defined as any audible communication, vocal or recorded, to promote any business or commercial enterprise.
City Council members are looking to increase the fine for doing so from $250 to $1000, per offense.
The reason behind opposing this style of advertising stems from a rising amount of complaints from both tourists and residents that the city says are being 'harassed' by these 'barkers' for businesses.