W3vina.COM Free Wordpress Themes Joomla Templates Best Wordpress Themes Premium Wordpress Themes Top Best Wordpress Themes 2012

Home » Politics-2011 » Currently Reading:

The Bandit Sign Fines Begin

October 4, 2011 Politics-2011 No Comments

The fines are starting to come out. And guess who’s first up on the board?

Days after Mayor Annise Parker announced a crackdown on illegally placed campaign signs, the city has sent Eric Dick notification that he faces a fine if he does not remove two signs on city right of way on the 1400 block of West Gray.

Dick responded through the media.

“My campaign did not put out those signs. I am not taking them down,” Dick wrote.

He faces a fine of $100 to $500 per sign, according to the city ordinance. City Attorney David Feldman said last week the city is likely to issue fines of $200 per violation.

In looking up the address where this violation is reported, it looks like this was on or near the West Gray Multi-Service Center. If you’d like to help continue having Eric Dick fined so that he reimburses the city for the cost of illegal sign removal, feel free to submit a photo of any illegally-placed Eric Dick signage to the Empty Lot Primary.

The fines seems to threaten a diversion of campaign funds away from his family members who are paid to place the signs illegally. Maybe Dick will be a bit more creative in trying to hide his spending on campaign sign placement parties at Captain Benny’s on the upcoming 30-day-out report.

It wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest that every campaign is in violation at some point between now and Election Day. But I think everyone in the city knows who the worst violator is by now.

Related Posts:

Search This Site:

Categories

Comment on this Article:







Related Articles:

Runoff 2011

December 12, 2011

Belatedly … DISTRICT A Helena Brown 3,035 55.5% Brenda Stardig 2,435 44.5% Cast Votes: 5,470 DISTRICT B Alvin Byrd 3,029 49.2% Jerry Davis 3,127 50.8% Cast Votes: 6,156 AT-LARGE POSITION 2 Kristi Thibaut 25,945 49.8% Andrew Burks 26,156 50.2% Cast Votes: 52,101 AT-LARGE POSITION 5 Jack Christie 30,600 54.2% Jolanda Jones 25,819 45.8% Cast Votes: […]

At Large Returns: ‘Hood by ‘Hood

November 19, 2011

Picking up where I left off with the hood-by-hood analysis, here’s all of the At Large contests below the fold … At Large 1 Anglo Dem Neighborhoods Costello P-Galvan Boates Cook ————————————————– Heights 61.4% 5.3% 21.7% 11.6% Meyerland 65.1% 4.2% 19.4% 11.3% Montrose 74.3% 4.9% 10.9% 9.8% Rice U 72.2% 3.3% 15.6% 8.9% African-American Neighborhoods […]

Mayoral Returns: ‘Hood by ‘Hood

November 17, 2011

A little bit of reminder on how these calculations are done: I’m not perfectly defining the entire neighborhood with each definition below. I am looking at about 5-7 precincts that cover the area of each neighborhood. In some cases, that may mean that 100% of the neighborhood is accounted for. In some, that may mean […]

Election ’11: Mapping the At Large 2 Results

November 17, 2011

Here’s the simplest view of the At Large 2 race that I can do for the time being. This is basically a heat map for the top three candidates. If I wanted to be thorough, I could do another with combined Burks/Shorter vote and another with combined Perez/Fraga vote. Those would amplify the showings for […]

Election ’11: Mapping the At Large 5 Results

November 17, 2011

No doubt, this is the most bi-polar map we’ll see for the 2011 election in Houston. There’s a lot of ways to interpret this and I think it’s very possible to look at the results for this contest and conclude that either JoJo or Christie has a leg up for the runoff. Historically, African-American precincts […]

Archives

Blogroll (apolitical)

Newsroll (Int'l)