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Campaign sign rules should be followed

August 30, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

To the editor:

As we enter the campaign season for Mayor and Council, it fitting to remind candidates and supporters of some of the rules regarding signs and literature.

The other day at the library, the Democratic Club held a well-attended forum. Unfortunately, many of the candidates had to be reminded that campaigning and campaign literature are not allowed on government property. This includes T-shirts. There is a sign at the entrance to the library that many ignored. To his credit, Mayor Sullivan contacted the manager, and the situation was corrected.

The same thing happened at the SWCCNA meeting at Oasis Elementary School this past Wednesday.

The rule is pretty simple... government property... no signs, literature or campaigning!

Now to signs. It is not allowed to place signs on property without the permission of the owner. This is trespassing.

Last go around, Jim Burch's campaign insisted that a log be kept showing that owners gave permission. I believe some others did as well.

If this is not enforced, what is to prevent someone placing a Marni sign on Sullivan's yard?

Finally, signs cannot be on medians or rights of way.

Robert E. Dudley

Cape Coral



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