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Political Signs - When will they be removed?

Original post made by Rick Pshaw, Danville, on Jun 18, 2014

I note with concern and displeasure the fact that Desaulnier political signs are still up even though they should have been removed within ten days after the election. This is a county ordinance, which is being ignored. I can only guess that if Desaulnier is elected, he will ignore other laws such as the US Constitution.

It may very well be that the ordinance is being lightly enforced, because the enforcement officials are sympathetic to MDS's candidacy.

Arnerich signs are also still up in many places.

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Posted by JRM
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:41 am

Arnerich sign still up at the corner of El Cerro and Adobe, in the Darby Plaza lot. Hey wait a minute...wasn't the Darby property considered for high density housing development recently?
I'm just sayin....


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jun 19, 2014 at 8:15 am

Just for reference, here is the County Ordinance:

"88-8.1402 Political sign — Time limits.
Political signs may be erected or displayed before an election until ten days after the election inclusive."

The election was held June 3rd and it is now June19th. Perhaps a course of study in reading the calendar is needed. On the other hand, since there is no enforcement, we may have to stare at these illegal signs until November (and probably beyond...)


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Posted by Gus
a resident of Diablo
on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

I'm not a supporter of MDS, but isn't he still running for election in Nov? The ordinance doesn't restrict how early a candidate can post signs.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 20, 2014 at 9:48 am

Good Thinking Gus...I am not a supporter of Mark either. And he is running in November

But you have a very innovative mind thought...I like it.

Thanks for listening, Julia Pardini, from Alamo


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Posted by Gus
a resident of Diablo
on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:35 am

@Julia - stop patronising! No one (I for sure) care whether you like anything I post. Shove it!


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Posted by Rick Pshaw
a resident of Danville
on Jun 20, 2014 at 9:32 pm

You mean that a candidate can put his sign up in advance of the election NO MATTER HOW FAR IN ADVANCE IT IS???

That's ludicrous. If true, it means that year-round political signage will be the order of the day. The end of one election will be the start of another. Is that what you want?

Come on...


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Posted by JRM
a resident of Danville
on Jun 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

2:15 this afternoon...Arnerich sign still up at Adobe and El Cerro


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2014 at 7:00 am

I can think of worse things than political signs. It is a way for politicans to advertise. And the snarky comment from Gus is childish and rude just because he doesn't agree with someone's comment. OBTway I don't like DeSaulnier or Arnerich, they are both too generous with our tax dollars and both extol high density while not addressing traffic and parking problems. Just look at downtown Danville, parking will continue to get worse with all the retail and housing development approved. Try to find parking during the day lately.


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Posted by Gus
a resident of Diablo
on Jun 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

Whoever posted the second comment, claiming they were me, get a life. I would've never treated someone like that. The "Shove it" comment, was completely out if line. Please use your own alias.


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Posted by JT
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

About the only times I have not been able to find available parking in Danville is during the 4th of July parade and the infrequent street fairs. The chorus of claims that there is no parking in Danville in reality is that there is no conveniently available parking based on the persons own definition of "convenient." For many the High School Parking lot is too far away from Trader Joe's, the Railroad Museum parking lot is too far away from Hartz Blvd, the Clock Tower parking lot too far away from Primo's Pizza. The list goes on and on. There is even parking behind the buildings on the south side of Prospect, east of Hartz. Yes, at times it can be hard to find a convenient spot, however there is ample parking in Danville should more people decide that walking is good for the mind and body, and rushing around is bad for the soul. Perhaps better to solve our own perceived parking problems by adjusting assumptions of our own making.


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Posted by JT
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

About the only times I have not been able to find available parking in Danville is during the 4th of July parade and the infrequent street fairs. The chorus of claims that there is no parking in Danville in reality is that there is no conveniently available parking based on the persons own definition of "convenient." For many the High School Parking lot is too far away from Trader Joe's, the Railroad Museum parking lot is too far away from Hartz Blvd, the Clock Tower parking lot too far away from Primo's Pizza. The list goes on and on. There is even parking behind the buildings on the south side of Prospect, east of Hartz. Yes, at times it can be hard to find a convenient spot, however there is ample parking in Danville should more people decide that walking is good for the mind and body, and rushing around is bad for the soul. Perhaps better to solve our own perceived parking problems by adjusting assumptions of our own making.


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Posted by GG
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Would this work? Each political sign needs to be registered and numbered with the candidates campaign. A list of signs placed by the campaign needs to be turned into Code Enforcement with a $20 per sign deposit, after the legally allotted time if the signs aren't removed the deposit is forfeited for that sign. This would create a great part-time job for an individual to collect the registered signs and keep $10 a sign as payment.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Political signs past their permitted time are abandoned trash. If the City/County does not enforce the ordinance then feel free to remove and dispose them yourself; I do!


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Posted by Joe
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 23, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Find out the home address of the candidate(s) and dump them on their front lawn!


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Posted by Darby Plaza neighbor
a resident of Danville
on Jun 24, 2014 at 9:57 am

Arnerich lost bigtime. No one in Danville even voted for him. He should resign and take his signs with him.


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