Thursday, May 1, 2014

Candidates' signs are supposed to be taken down by today: report the offenders!

Gray signs, the day before election

One of my pet peeves is signs that stay up way longer than they should: political candidates, those wheatpaste ones by ANSWER Coalition for protests, and so on. They start out being helpful, but eventually just end up as litter -- and often with ANSWER and the like, they advertise protests that happened years before.

The law states that today is the deadline for signs from the most recent primary elections, and further adds that no sign can be up for more than 180 days. However, there are still a lot up around the area.

If you see a poster, the city asks you to call 311 and report it. I'm going to be on the lookout, these things drive me nuts. The offending campaigns (and protest groups) face fines starting at $150, up to $2000, which hopefully will get them to take them down.

Photo from 2010

3 comments:

D.C. said...

The signs shoudl be down in 90 days or even 30 days & fines doubled or tripled. Agreed these signs are an eyesore.

Rockandroar said...

On the walk home up 14th St. last night, I saw signs on just about every corner. 14th and Irving alone had signs on 3 of the 4 corners.

Anonymous said...

The perpetual campaign sign:

Vote for Calvin Gurley