In response to the Aug. 25 letter, “Show respect for campaign signs,” from Kathy Lawrence and Stephanie McClintock, I believe that it is important for those placing the signs to know where the signs can and cannot be legally placed. Political signs are not allowed on public property, and are only allowed on private property with the property owner’s permission.
It may be illegal to remove signage, but it is also illegal to put signs where they don’t belong.
Does anyone think that the median strip between the eastbound and westbound lanes on Mill Plain Boulevard is not public property?
Educating the people who place your signs and policing your own sign placement choices will go a long way toward making sure that your political advertising is not disturbed. And please remember to take your signs down when the Nov. 6 election is over.
Bruce A. Perkins