Local May 21, 2024 | 8:31 am

Removing political propaganda in Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo.- The Mayor’s Office of the National District continues its campaign to remove posters, signs, and all types of political propaganda placed on trees, poles, power line wires, and other public spaces following the presidential and congressional elections.

This operation, which will extend across all three districts of the capital, aims to reduce visual pollution in the city.

The work is being carried out by the Directorate of Defense and Use of Public Space of the City Council. In District One, posters have been removed from main avenues such as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Jiménez Moya, and sectors including 30 de Mayo and Invi. Similar efforts have been made in Villa Juana, Villa Consuelo, 24 de Abril, Simón Bolívar, and Francisco del Rosario Sánchez Avenue.

Additionally, the removal of posters has been conducted simultaneously in sectors such as Villa Francisca, María Auxiliadora, Manganagua, Las Praderas, Los Prados, and Bella Vista. The Directorate of Defense and Use of Public Space has a comprehensive schedule for cleaning up the avenues and neighborhoods, ensuring that the city is free of visual pollution as quickly as possible.

Before the elections, the mayor’s office issued a statement to political parties requesting that they avoid placing propaganda in unauthorized spaces.


Mayor Carolina Mejía reiterated the importance of keeping the city clean and orderly and urged political parties to collaborate with these measures.

“Our commitment is to preserve public space and the environment, ensuring that Santo Domingo remains in optimal condition for everyone,” she said.

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Paul Tierney
May 21, 2024 9:40 am

Unfortunately, the public will be seeing the remains political signage pollution until heaven knows when. It is without regard or respect to anything or anybody, party fanatics compulsively and rapidly place immeasurable heaps political propaganda eyesore everywhere. Yet, tells of past history show the fanatics, after elections, have little desire to clean up what they have displayed.

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Mr. Sensible
May 22, 2024 6:49 am
Reply to  Paul Tierney

Why are tax dollars being used to remove this? Here is a better idea…the parties clean up their own mess. Any signs left after 1 week…100,000 peso fine to the party for every day after.

May 22, 2024 8:01 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

I second that idea…