Happy election day everyone. I hope you have already voted or will do so today.
In a recent blog entry, I mentioned it was really nice to not see those political ads on the city's lampposts. I never really knew why the practice has stopped and I assumed it was because it was just a waste of money with all that paper and labor needed to put it up on every single post in the city.
Just recently, a blog entry in SFGate's "City Insider" was talking about Proposition "B" and it mentioned about rules regarding the posting of bills or ads on city lampposts. They also provided a link to the Department of Public Works website about the city code regulating postings.
In summary of the city's policy, the city does not permit any signage larger than a letter size sheet of paper, and this includes political signage. Here's more info from the DPW's site:
To legally place a sign on a utility pole, it must:
- Be less than 11 inches in height
- No higher than 12 feet from the ground
- Conform to the shape of the pole
- Be attached with tape or other non-adhesive material such as twine, string or other non-metal banding material
- Include a legible posting date in the lower right hand corner
- Be removed after 10 days, if the sign is promoting a date specific event
- Be removed within 70 days of the posting date
- Not be installed on historic street light poles, traffic signal poles or traffic directional sign poles.
Just mail me a voter information booklet; that's all I need to vote with. I don't read the paid arguments section.