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Bellflower : Political Sign Law Studied

July 14, 1988

Bellflower City Atty. Maurice F. O'Shea is studying a proposal to limit the length of time that political campaign signs can remain posted on city streets.

At last week's City Council meeting, Councilman Joseph Cvetko argued that campaign signs left after elections are a nuisance and an eyesore. "I don't care if it's your candidate or my candidate," Cvetko said to Mayor Kenneth Cleveland in arguing for the proposed law. "They shouldn't be up so long."

He proposed that the City Council pass an ordinance limiting the duration signs can remain posted before and after a campaign. Norwalk, Paramount and Cerritos have such an ordinance, according to a staff report.

City spokesman Nelson E. Oliva said that a proposed ordinance on campaign signs would not be ready for discussion by the next council meeting later this month.

In the meantime, he said, city officials plan to contract various candidates for office whose signs remain posted since the last municipal election and ask that they be taken down.

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