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The rules don't apply to Harmer

Original post made by b, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2010

What's with all the giant, ugly Harmer signs that just popped up all over town, mostly on City and State land? Wasn't someone just complaining on here last week about a few small McNerney signs that had appeared on City land recently? Typical Tea Partier...the rules of gravity and common sense don't apply to them.

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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I'd call Code Enforcement 931-5620 or 931-5621 and report them since signs are "Prohibited on all public property", "Prohibited on all utility structures such as tdephone poles", "Prohibited on median srips, center dividers, or roadway islands
and safety zones", and "May not interfern with or impede
pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular travel". (From the pamphlet given to candidates.)

Officially, campaign "litter" is covered under Pleasanton Municipal Code 18.100. Web Link

LOL!! Given the size of Mr. Harmer's picture that "jimf01" posts on his "I love Harmer" threads, I'd bet that he had something to do with their placement! They're probably all over Tracy, where he lives, too!

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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Better yet, instead of wasting the city's time (and taxpayer money) on this, complain to the campaign office directly. That's what I did a few months ago, when a 5-foot tall neon yellow Harmer sign showed up on City land on Bernal. The sign disappeared the next day, but apparently the message didn't sink in.

I really don't understand what he thinks he's accomplishing with these signs that are 10 times larger than those of all the other candidates. Being more obnoxious than everyone else isn't going to get me to vote for you.

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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Maybe if Mr. Harmer had to pay for the removal of all his illegally placed signs he'd get the message?

"The city shall be entitled to receive a fee for every sign removed by the city manager, to cover the expense of removal, notice and storage not to exceed $5.00 per sign. Where unusual effort is needed to remove a sign, such as the cutting or removal of supporting structures, use of aerial devices, towing of “trailer signs”, or other unusual situations, the city shall collect from the person responsible a sum sufficient to cover the costs of equipment and hourly wages of employees so utilized. Where no return of the stored sign is requested, the city manager shall bill the person responsible for the sign." Municipal Code 18.100.120 Sign Removal Charge

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Posted by FT
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Harmer = cappetbagging used car salesman

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Posted by observation
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 4, 2010 at 9:14 pm

"Maybe if Mr. Harmer had to pay for the removal of all his illegally placed signs he'd get the message?"

Nice thought, but it won't work. He'll just ask for a government bailout. Again.

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Posted by p-ridge-rider
a resident of Mission Park
on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

"Harmer" - the name says it all.

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