RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Many people are asking when the campaign signs around town will start to disappear now that the midterm elections are finished.
The City of Reno says it takes a proactive approach to removing them and has written letters to candidates and property owners with deadlines for when they must be removed. Code enforcement will issue citations to both the candidate and the property owners if campaign signs are not removed.
“Regardless of the fact that they did a favor to the candidates letting them put their signs on there,” said Alex Woodley, Director of Code Enforcement with the City of Reno, “If the signs aren’t removed, the city can cite both the candidate and the property owner and ultimately, the property is the one that can receive the lean if it’s necessary.”
The city has a rule that requires signs to be removed 95 days after they are installed. During election season, counting begins 95 days before the election.
“Once the deadline occurs or comes and individuals send complaints to the city,” said Woodley, “then we’ll just issue citations to both the candidate and the property owner.”
According to the City of Reno, the most serious ticket has been issued for $100, although the maximum fine is $1,000. If signs are placed on public property, the city collects them and gives candidates 30 days to retrieve them.
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