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Political Signs in Public Right of Way and on Parkland

Original post made by Political Sign Watcher, Community Center, on Nov 1, 2012

There are several candidates that are placing their signs in the public right of way (planter strips between sidewalk and street). It's mostly Dauber, Berman, Kniss, and Cortright (County Board of Ed). Some are on parkland and roadways. Haven't seen this many is past elections.

Have the rules changed or is the general sentiment that the rules just don't need to be followed any more?

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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 1, 2012 at 9:13 am

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They are very obtrusive and annoying, but they will come down in a few more days.


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Posted by determinant
a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:15 am

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California regulations: Web Link
"Temporary Political Signs shall not be placed within the right-of-way of any highway, or be visible within 660 feet from the edge of the right-of-way of a classified "Landscaped freeway".

State law directs the Department of Transportation to remove unauthorized Temporary Political Signs and bill the responsible party for their removal."

If you're that bothered, report the signs to the Department of Transport. Otherwise, it just reflects badly on the candidate. If the candidate's supporters can't be trusted to abide by the law, do you really want the candidate making the laws?