Did you know that political signs cannot be posted on a public right-of-way?
With all the enthusiasm for the coming election on November 6th, there could be some confusion about why the City is removing signs from certain areas.
The most common examples of a public right-of-way are sidewalks, center medians, city parks, or even the strip of land in front of your home (generally between the sidewalk and street). Many people don’t understand that these areas are not private property but, instead, actually belong to the City. As a result, political signs cannot be placed within these areas.
Sign’s that are found within a public right-of-way are being removed and held at City Hall in the Public Safety Division for the owner to pick-up.
The City has recently been receiving questions about the removal of political signs and we just wanted to make sure that everyone knows the City is simply following the law.
We hope that all our residents who are registered are planning to cast their ballots for the 2018 elections—we strongly believe that public participation is very important.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call City Hall at (310) 603-0220.