Marion County Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy wrote the city attorney today asking that Mitch Daniels campaign signs be removed because they violate a size ordinance.I have no problem with strict enforcement of the sign law, but the Obama campaign has been violating this law blatantly. There are over-sized Obama signs which have been displayed in people's yards since the May primary. In some cases, these mini billboards have been attached to homes, creating a real eyesore. I haven't heard the Democrats complaining about those signs.
The large signs are visible on Meridian Street and in the Meridian Kessler neighborhood. Strict enforcement of the sign law, however, will also force the removal of some Obama signs of similar size.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Political Sign Debate
As with every election, a debate always ensues over someone's political signs. Typically, someone accuses one campaign of stealing another person's campaign signs. That's usually explained by someone putting the signs in the right-of-way instead of on private property. Recently, a debate has ensued about political signs in Indianapolis for Mitch Daniels' gubernatorial campaign. Jim Shella blogs about Marion Co. Democratic Chairman Ed Treacy writing a letter to city legal asking that the city's sign ordinance be enforced against over-sized Daniels signs: