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Campaign signs in front of the PW office

Original post made by Gina Channell, Publisher, Downtown, on Oct 15, 2020

We got a comment from "Bryant Annenberg" about signs in front of the Pleasanton Weekly's building.

He wrote: "For years, candidates for any elected office has always adhered to the unwritten rule that the front yard of the Pleasanton Weekly has been off-limits to campaign signs. There was good reason for this, and every prior candidate in recent memory has respected this unwritten rule."

There is no unwritten rule.

Every election year candidates would put them up and I personally would take them down. (And, very often, they would put new signs up and I would personally take them down again.)

The landlord / property owner and I had an agreement about signs; I told him it didn't look good for us as a newspaper. (This discussion took place when a candidate he supported put up signs and I took them down.) He understood.

The reason these particular signs are still there is only because I have been working from home.

I will make sure they are removed by this weekend. Thank you Bryant.

--- Gina

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Posted by can candidates help Gina
a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Oct 16, 2020 at 9:38 am

can candidates help Gina is a registered user.

Thank you Gina and Bryant. Not sure which candidates put signs up there. Calling on those candidates who put them up to do the right thing and take them down since they never had permission in the first place.


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Posted by Tom Richert
a resident of Mission Park
on Oct 17, 2020 at 11:32 am

Tom Richert is a registered user.

Or, you could do what Richert Lumber does...let all running for elected office put their signs up. Running for an elected position is a big commitment, nothing has greater value than time. Think of political signs as an endorsement of our ability to choose, not a negative statement of others running for the same office. Voting is sacred, know the names of those running for office.


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