City of Dayton Picks Up Political Signs
DAYTON, March 14, 2014 – Subsequent to the March 4th Primary, City of Dayton Street Department crews were dispatched throughout the community to remove political signs that had been installed on public right-or-way. One of these crews did not have a thorough understanding of what constituted public right-of-way and this crew erroneously picked up political signs that had been installed on private property. This was a mistake and the City wishes to apologize to all the political candidates who have been inconvenienced by this error.
The City of Dayton has a long standing policy on political signs and that policy dictates that we never destroy these political signs that we pick up. Our standard operating procedure provides that these signs be grouped at the City’s Linney Street Maintenance Facility and that the owners of the signs be contacted and advised that they may pick their signs up during normal business hours.
As mentioned above, one of the City Street Crews mistakenly removed political signs from private property. Some of these signs have been returned to their original location as best that the crews can remember. However, some signs remain at the Linney Street Maintenance Facility. Accordingly and due to the error on our part, the city’s standard operational procedure is being modified to provide that political signs will be delivered to the owner’s point of designation. Shown below are the name of the candidates and the quantity of signs that the city is currently holding. These individuals are urged to contact the City’ Public Works Supervisor, Mr. John Cain, and advise him on where you would like to have your signs delivered. He may be reached by phone at (936) 402-4947 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Dayton deeply regrets this error and again apologizes for the inconvenience that our actions have caused.
by David Douglas, City Manager
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