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Posted on: January 22, 2020

A reminder on campaign activity and signage

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As the March 3 Presidential Primary Election approaches, residents are reminded to follow both State and City regulations regarding campaign signs and political activity.

The City welcomes you to express your opinion, but when it comes to the public right-of- way we ask that you be mindful of the following:

It is okay to stand on sidewalks and hold signs. It is not okay to prop, lean or hang signs from landscaping, poles or anything else within the public right-of-way.

Want to join friends to rally at a corner? Please don’t block or impede the public’s path of travel. Also, the Municipal Code prohibits placing tables, stands, pop-up tents or chairs within the right-of-way without first obtaining an encroachment permit.

As a general rule, posted campaign signs must remain on private property.

While it may appear the boundary between private and public property is where the road meets the front yard, the public right-of-way, in fact, extends about 10 feet inward from the edge of the road or curb.

Signs of any type posted in the public right-of-way are in violation of the Municipal Code and may be confiscated. The City asks for the public’s assistance to ensure that people are able to express their political opinions while following the rules.

For more information, please contact City Code Enforcement Officer Patty Malik at (858) 704-3651 or pmalik@delmar.ca.us.

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