Patch Blog: Insurance Fliers are Neighborhood Litter

Local Insurance Agent Continues to be a blight with litter on the streets of Highland Park, Garvanza and Mount Washington.

A local State Farm Insurance Agent has been a consistent blight on our streets and neighborhood over the past year and continues to be a repeat offender by hiring workers to paper fliers on car doors promoting her insurance business throughout the communities of Highland Park, Garvanza and Mount Washington.

The activity usually happens late at night when workers strategically place her flyers on car doors, which commonly fall from the vehicles or are discarded by the car owners. Julie Montenegro of State Farm Insurance has engaged in this practice for well over a year now and despite having been contacted by dozens of concerned neighbors regarding the litter nuisance it causes on our streets, she still persists. Sadly, it seems that Ms. Montenegro views our local community as that of a parking lot of a big box discount retailer.

On Monday morning of this week whilst out for a stroll I collected over 20 of her discarded fliers on a single block in Garvanza. Our neighborhood deserves better than this.

Ms. Montenegro, there are far more professional ways to promote your business in the community--perhaps consider advertising on one of our local community blogs or in a local newspaper. I’m sure you would appreciate our business but we ask you to appreciate our neighborhood foremost.

Thank you.

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aladyofyork February 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Flyers draw Parking Enforcement...there are not enough places to park in our community...but every home has a minimum of two cars and no garage..some have four cars...try to park near a school...impossibleCALL. Its litter. I know my insurance agent in the area...I will NEVER use State Farm...Maybe one ot the other Councilman will introduce an ordinance banning ALL flyers to homes and cars.
Joe Walker February 12, 2013 at 05:54 AM
This issue came up on several E-mail groups today and I asked Julie to comment, and she sent me here. She pretty much as said she will continue to dump thousands of these flyers randomly on cars in NELA and no one will tell her different. I am pretty shocked at her attitude.
Andrew Ward February 12, 2013 at 02:26 PM
I am pretty much shocked by her attitude too. It is sad that she continues to view NELA as that of a Big Box Retailer Parking Lot.
nonoise February 12, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Call and ask for her boss at 818-543-4065.
Sally February 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM
How can you honestly say you are involved in the community when its your flyers that litter it? Do you not care for the environment and the effect you do to it with all these flyers? But I guess your money and business is more important.


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