Resident wants less time for campaign signs

Alan Cole of Todd Road spoke during Tuesday night’s public comment section to ask officials to amend Lewisboro’s sign ordinance as it pertains to display of campaign signs.

“At present the town code says signs have to be taken down 48 hours after an election,” he said. “But there is nothing that sets a time for them going up before an election. I would like to suggest the ordinance be amended so that signs can go up only 31 days in advance of an election. This year, that would be Saturday, Oct. 5.”

Town officials agreed his suggestion was a good one. “This makes a lot of sense,” said Town Board member Peter DeLucia. “We should take a look at it.”

Town Supervisor Peter Parsons said he and the town attorney would put together a proposal for review by the Town Board.

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Jane K. Dove is an independent journalist and publicist working in the tri-state area. A native of Chicago, she is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and honed her skills as a writer working as associate director of public affairs at New York Medical College. She has reported for the Ledger for three decades.

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  • Briefing Book

    The Democratic leader’s suggestion that the town board should censor and restrict political speech is just as unconstitutional today as it was when the town board considered the same illegal idea fifteen years ago. Back then, the town board’s attorney correctly concluded that government limitations on political advertising violate the First Amendment. The Democrats should drop this idea and go back to doing what they do best–figuring out how to violate the Second Amendment.

  • Brutus

    The right to regulate political signs is extremely limited. I wonder what has prompted Mr. Cole here? He showed no reticence during prior campaigns where he was chair..

    Does anyone recall the large billboards that went up for “environmentalists” Jim Norgren and Alan Herskowitz? Or how they stayed up after the election, one for months along route 35 next door to Gossetts?

    Briefing Book raises a point. Why even have a Constitution? Id is ever so much more satisfying.

  • Quincy

    Draconian and costly environmental regulations, an irrational Tree Ordinance, and now an attempt to ban free speech on private property. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the Town’s Democratic leadership is back with another poorly thought out scheme to trample our constitutional rights.

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