It’s hard to miss the plethora of campaign signs that have appeared on major roads throughout Encinitas. The City’s sign ordinance has very few restrictions on private property non-commercial signage though signs are not permitted in public spaces like medians and parks. When I see a campaign sign in someone’s yard, it means something – a voter has expressed support for a candidate and chosen to display that sign. But when I see giant signs along public roads, I wonder what the candidate is compensating for. Actions speak louder than words or signs. I guess if there are no accomplishments on which to base a campaign, big signs in spaces owned by business cronies are the best the candidate can do. It’s ironic that those who run on a platform of preserving “community character” have no hesitation in littering their community with giant billboards.
Lisa Shaffer, Encinitas