Put time limits on political signs
July 30, 2013 12:04 AM | 1558 views | 5 5 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

Someone would have to be blind not to see all the Paul Broun for U.S. Senate campaign signs that appeared almost overnight several weeks ago throughout Cobb.

However, I believe his campaign signs are posted in yards way too early for an election in 2014. This raises the question, how soon should political yard signs be allowed in peoples’ yards prior to Election Day? Many states and cities already limit posting political yard signs earlier than 90, 60 or even 30 days before Election Day.

Because of Broun’s early and excessive number of large yard signs, the Cobb County Commission now has an example of just how unruly things can get without reasonable regulations. In just a few months, the Broun signs will start to deteriorate and then litter and lessen the aesthetic quality of many of our clean-cut Cobb neighborhoods. Then the county code enforcement officers will have to bear the burden and time at the expense of the taxpayers to remove the worn out unsightly signs.

I propose that the Cobb Commission and Cobb DOT amend the sign code in order to establish reasonable start time limits on political yard signs. Our present code basically governs where each sign should be located relative to public property and the right-of-ways.

I also believe that most citizens and voters are tired of seeing political yard signs practically all year long and would welcome a regulation. In the long run, I believe a sensible political yard sign regulation can and will help clean up and improve our county.

Joe O’Connor

Marietta

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Leeroy Jenkins
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July 30, 2013
Y'all are being ridiculous.

I've dang well got rights to parade on my front lawn, wearin nothin but a Paul Broun campaign t-shirt.

And if I want to stand on my front porch naked and wave a Paul Broun yard sign, then I've got a right to that too.
anonymous
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July 30, 2013
Are you serious? All I hear is jealousy and "I'm a control freak." We have more than enough regulations and laws telling people what they can and can not do on their own property. Broun stands for less government involvement into our personal lives and personal property... and supports the US Constitution, like can you say , 1st Amendment.
Nathan_Able
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July 30, 2013
This guy needs to take a chill pill. If he was my next door neighbor I would put 1,000 yard signs in my yard for being so uptight and controlling. This guy's life must be really good if the only thing he has to whine about political yard signs.
Paul Broun Alert
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July 30, 2013
I agree with your general sentiment; but I notice most of the Paul Broun signs are in older trashy looking yards anyway. Wildman in Kennesaw has one hanging off his building if that gives you an idea of what Paul Broun's supporters are like.
anonymous
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July 30, 2013
Seriously?

Go eat your Grapenuts
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