During the last election, we wrote about election signs that violated Summit County and Park City laws. It is illegal to put election signs in the “public right of way.” This basically means most signs you see along the side of the road violate election law.
In the case of past election cycles, we really only reported on the egregious acts. For instance, there was one candidate who parked a truck, partially in the bike lane, with a vote for ________ (a person who didn’t win) sign on it.
However this year, we feel compelled to file complaints against every sign violating election laws. It’s just a matter of fairness. About a month ago we learned that a school board candidate was contacted by government officials and told that the candidate’s signs were placed in violation of election laws. Evidently someone complained. Our guess is that the complaint was filed by someone with an agenda. Who else would take the time to lodge a formal complaint?
So, again, as a matter of fairness, if one school board candidate was compelled to remove signs, all candidates (regardless of what they are running for) should play by the same rules. While it’s common practice to use government process against your opponent, it doesn’t mean it’s fair.
So, here are the first signs we are filing complaints against. There will likely be many others.
We have nothing against Logan, Mel, Shelly, or Carol, but we feel compelled since someone started the complaints, for what was likely political motives, that everyone plays by the same rules.