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Let’s Get Those Signs Down!

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As I warned, I am now going to start posting pictures of political signs that are still up, along with the location of the offending signs.  Most of them are on public property, so there shouldn’t be any problem for the candidates involved to stop and pull them down.  Oh, and just because your sign is on the ground, that doesn’t count as being removed.

Thank you, Larry & Rose

Thank You, Shirley!!

Candidate: Michael Benoit, 52nd Congressional District

Location: On the back of a fence, Northwest corner of the Cuyamaca Street/Mast Blvd. intersection

I also noted another sign for Mr. Benoit on Magnolia Ave. the other day, but I didn’t have a chance to take a photograph of that one.  And I still need to stop by SR-125 and Mission Gorge Rd. to see if the signs on the ground there have been picked up yet.

If you know of any other political signs that need to come down, please let me know and I will post them as well.  I will also send a link to the candidates and/or proposition supporters so that they can get these signs down.

Update

Less than 10 minutes after I emailed Larry Urdahl about his signs he responded and told me he would have them down by Friday.  A tip of the hat to Mr. Urdahl, who also told me that he spent 3 hours one day after the election just taking down signs in Santee.

As of now – early January – all of the signs seem to be down.

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Post-Election Poster Update

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As promised, here is an update on what I’ve found as far as election posters that have not yet been taken down.  From what I’ve seen, the offending signs are mostly for school board races.  The Urdahls have some on Carlton Hills Blvd. and Schreiber has some on Cuyamaca St.  There are also a few scattered around from other candidates, and I have seen one “Yes on 8” sign and one for “Michael Benoit for Congress” that need to be removed.  I have not had the chance to go back and check the pile of signs on Mission Gorge near SR-125, but I will do that sometime soon.

Remember, win or lose, the election is over and it is time to get those signs down.  If you know any of the candidates/proposition campaigns mentioned, please remind them that we would like to have our sign-free views again.  And if you see any signs, please let me know and I will include them in the next PEP Update.

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Political Clean-Up Time

It’s only a few days after the election – probably one of the most heavily-promoted of lateley – and I’m very pleased to see that many of the signs are already down.  Below are some Before-and-After pictures from a couple of the most posted locations around town.  I want to encourage all of the candidates, supporters, proposition pro or con groups, etc., to do the right thing and get those signs down.

SR-125 and Mission Gorge

Before the Election – 10/20/08

Political Signs 125 & MGR

After the Election – 11/6/08

SR-125 & MGR

Mission Gorge East of SR-125

Before the Election – 10/20/08

 Political Signs MGR

After the Election – 11/6/08

MGR

 

So where do political signs go after the election?  Well, not all of them go quietly, nor do they all go completely away, as you can see below.

Political trash 1

Political trash 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, folks, let’s make sure these are taken care of as well.  I will be checking around town beginning next week and I will be listing candidates and propositions that have signs still up.  If anyone would like to send me their own list, I would be happy to include it.  The campaign is over, time to clean up Santee.

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Election Day Coming – Be Sure to Vote

Anyone who doesn’t know we have an election coming has been spending way too much time in front of their Wii.  There are more than enough places to go for information to help you make your choice.  I just want to put my reminder in for you to get out on Tuesday and vote.  (And please remember, this is not Chicago – so forget about voting “early and often.”)

One more point – I’m going to give the candidates and supporters one week to get their signs down, then I’ll start posting reminders.  Let’s see if we can get everything cleaned up.

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