The newsies chime in …
» Chron: City to crack down on bandit signs
Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced a crackdown ” Wednesday on so-called “bandit signs,” pledging to issue fines to political candidates and others who illegally post their signs on city land.
The announcement comes less than a month before early voting in her re-election campaign. Parker said election season is when signs proliferate and that the city spent $450,000 in 2009 to take them down. The $200-per-offense fines aim to recover the city’s costs.
I’m also referred to as a blogger, a political operative, and satirical by the Chron article. All at the same time. Better spend more time with the guitar so I can work on being referred to as “rock star” next time around. For now, any of those references is better than the reaction Eric Dick offers up at the :52 mark of Miya Shay’s report on the subject. Not surprisingly, Dick continues to lie about his own campaign’s expenses for placing campaign signs illegally.
In the meantime, after you’ve contacted 311 about illegally placed signs, feel free to keep them coming in to the Empty Lot Primary for an ounce of public shaming.