Visual Pollution by Candidates

Peter Nehr and other politicians polluting public rights-of-way.

'Tis the season for snipe signs by our "public servants" who seem to think they are entitled to deface Public rights-of-way by having their "supporters" emabrk on stealth campaigns to promote their candidacy. Here's an email I sent to Rep. Peter Nehr:

I am not a constituent and am just shocked and stunned that your campaign has put up scores, if not hundreds of snipe signs on public right-of-way, with the gall to staple them to phone and light poles. That is an abuse of the public trust and no doubt us taxpayers will have to pay to have them removed; regardless just because you are a politician, you have no right to use public property to spread word of your campaign. Shame on you. I thought Republicans were "conservative," with the root meaning to conserve; putting up hundreds of plastic signs that will be tossed about, end up in the streets and distracting drivers with illegal signs is about the least conservative action I can imagine. I drive along State Road 580 every day and am forced to see your signs in my district advertising you.

I respectfully request that you remove every sign of your not located on private property with the consent of the property owner.

If you feel the same, let him know: peternehr@gmail.com

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.

Merrill June 21, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Merrill June 21, 2012 at 04:02 PM
I hope you sent this to the (many) offending candidates...Belcher Rd intersections look like a flea market!!
Keith Becker June 21, 2012 at 10:40 PM
The signs that get me are for those running for sheriff at convenience stores selling fake pot and various drug paraphernalia. Just saying....
bill coleman June 23, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Baby boomers remember the words to a great folk song. "signs, signs, everywhere signs blocking out the scenery, blowing my mind" Same stuff every election year. Who will be the first canidate to use bio-degradable signs which would last only 3 months?


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »