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Dear PoPville – When Do Politicians Have To Clean Up Their Signs?

by Prince Of Petworth — April 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm 3 Comments

Dear PoPville,

I’m curious who is responsible for cleaning up all the election signs and handouts that magically appear and then become democratic dandruff post-elections? Living near the Park View Community Center (afflicted with littering issues on its own) I find it both sad and ironical (sadronical?) that the people promising change and improvement are the same that are responsible for neglect and litter. Fail. The end.

According to BOEE:

“A sign, advertisement, or poster related to a specific event shall be removed no later than thirty (30) days following the event to which it is related. This subsection does not extend the time limit in subsection 108.5.”

  • Someone was removing signs on 16th Street on Saturday, which was great to see. Of course, for those who won the primaries, I think they could technically leave up their signs until 30 days after the *general* election…

  • Anonymous

    And when do people who have lost pets need to take down signs? I feel bad for poor Dobi every time I walk down the street and see him, looking up at me block after block, month after month…

    • Anonymous

      Seriously. Dobi’s people should be embarrassed. That dog was recovered very quickly after the signs went up (I know, because I saw an unattended dog that sort of matched the description; when I called, they acted all surprised and said he’d been home for a week.)

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