News

It's campaign time: Here come the signs

Saturday marked 1st day political signs could be placed in front yards

If you like a wide variety of political campaign signs, look out your front window. You're likely to see quite a few.

Saturday was the first day Pleasanton allowed political signs to be posted in front yards. They also must be removed with three days after the election, which will be held on Nov. 2.

Because of active campaigns already under way for governor, the U.S. Senate and Congress, and other state and local races, it's expected there will be more political signs posted on city streets and fences, including areas where signs aren't allowed. Pleasanton's code enforcement office will no doubt keep busy removing those that are illegal.

In Pleasanton, two candidates are vying for mayor, four for two seats on the City Council, and three for two seats on the school board. They're all expected to have yard signs which campaign managers will offer to supporters. Generally, they can be obtained on a candidate's Website with delivery included. Of course, donations to that candidate's campaign always are appreciated.

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Sep 3, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Love the calming green of the Jerry Thorne signs----a reflection of the candidate, his "green thinking" and "level headed approach" to city government. We need peace, not war on the council.


Like this comment
Posted by Dark Corners of Town
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

If signs aren't allowed to be out until Saturday, then why does my neighbor have a McNerney sign displayed? Can't McNerney's campaign team follow the law/ordinance?


Like this comment
Posted by RET
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 3, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I wonder if David Harmer's bailout money will for his signs.


Like this comment
Posted by Dark Corners of Town
a resident of Country Fair
on Sep 4, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Jeb - As you expected, Karla Brown had a sign on city/public property on main Street Saturday morning.


Like this comment
Posted by Pro First Amendment
a resident of Civic Square
on Sep 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

I personally like to see the signs come out on lawns, and meet the people running for office at their First Wednesday booths / Farmers' Market, and around town.

This is good small town politics, where what your nieghbor thinks - as shown by their lawn signs, and in their letters to the editor in the Valley Times and Weekly, all tell me the pulse of Pleasanton.

So glad we are not bombarded with political ads on radio or TV (leave that to the State offices and ballot measures with their mega-millions to spend).


Like this comment
Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Last election I put out a sign for the candidate running against Hosterman. She called code enforcement and said it was an illegal sign (it was not). This year I think I'll get half a dozen for her opponent.


Like this comment
Posted by Keeping It Real
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 5, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hey Resident - Do you even know who her opponent is?? Why don't you get a dozen?? After you get your dozen, why don't you get a life.


Like this comment
Posted by Julia
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

Elizabeth... You are so easy...the green is to make you think he wonderful...but the green he is expressing is the color of money...forget the green eco BS.

Julia from Alamo


Like this comment
Posted by I heart Pleasanton
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Cindy McGovern for Mayor!!!!


Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of another community
on Sep 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Sound like Julia is GREEN with envy that she doesn't live in Pleasanton. Tee hee!


Like this comment
Posted by mark
a resident of Birdland
on Sep 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm

Re-elect Hosterman for Mayor!!!!


Like this comment
Posted by Jacob and Alma
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Sep 11, 2010 at 8:35 pm

My vote is for "minnie Kay", Cindy Mac. Lets see how she will deal with her minions lawsuit that will cost the city mucho $$$$$$


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Couples: "Taming Your Gremlin" by Richard Carson
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,270 views