I Thought We Hated These Signs?


I know not everyone has access to a computer but I seem to recall that these signs that stick into the ground upset people? You remember, the one for a charter school, people didn’t like it. So should we be announcing ANC meetings with signs like this? Aren’t there direct mailings to people’s homes alerting them to the ANC meetings? I’ll go on the record and say I don’t like these signs. You?

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  • I have never heard of a direct mailing regarding ANC meetings. The ANCs have tiny budgets. When I was in Mt. Pleasant my ANC commissioner would distribute a newsletter of his own by hand now and then, but I don’t think that’s very common.

    While I’m not crazy about lawn signs in general (just for aesthetic reasons), in Mt. Pleasant at least the commissioners were concerned that the non-english-speaking communities, and those of lower socioeconomic status, were not likely to hear about the goings-ons though the more conventional channels we use these days (that is, the Internets). This is probably part of that kind of outreach effort and in that sense, it’s probably a good thing.

    That said, the effect is probably minimal. Even in Mt. Pleasant ANC meetings were usually very poorly attended. Unless it was a NIMBY issue on the table.

  • Agree with Jamie on the availability of this information to non-english speaking communities and those in lower socioeconomic status that don’t have the benefit of accessing a computer, much less your awesome blog. Even if these meetings are not well attended, the information needs to be accessed by the public and this is a good way of doing so, probably cheaper than mailings, etc.

    Why so sensitive about a stupid sign? Don’t be a snob.

  • Every second Tuesday…shoulda added “of the month” otherwise it doesn’t make sense

  • I don’t mind the signs. As for ANC meetings, that I never go to, but if they’re poorly attended, I’m not the only one not going, our local one sends a flier out. These fliers, complete with spelling and syntactical errors, are placed through our railings. And not having access to or ability to use computers? The elderly are one of the largest group of individuals not proficient in using the internet or sending or receiving email.

  • I’m a little confused…how are non-English speaking people benefitting from signs in English?

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