Campaign signs may be posted or placed on private property with prior property owner's permission. Campaign signs shall not be posted or placed in any way that poses a hazard or traffic sight visibility problem to motorists, pedestrians or cyclists using the public rights-of-way or in any manner that creates a hazard. The City may remove any campaign sign that it deems to be improperly placed.
Candidates or political committees desiring to post signs within the city, shall first post a refundable deposit of $200 with the City Clerk
Remove your signs within 10 days after the election.
Political/Campaign signs SHALL NOT be posted or placed on any building owned, operated, or leased by a public agency; on or within the confines of any public parks, recreation area, or other type of landscaped ground owned or operated by the City or other governmental agency; upon any flagpole or public tree; on any fence owned by a public agency; on any traffic-control sign or device; or on any telephone or utility pole.
Don't post political signs earlier than 45 days prior to the election at which the candidates or measures will be voted upon.
The City may, without prior notice, remove campaign signs that are placed on public property. Candidates may reclaim improperly placed signs that are removed by City crews at City Hall, 1 Plaza, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. Signs not claimed within 72 hours of removal may be destroyed. The City and its employees are not liable for any claims of damage or loss resulting from the removal, storage or disposal of improperly placed signs.
Further questions on the proper placement of campaign signs should be directed to the City Clerk at (209) 895-8012 or the (209) 895-8014.
Each candidate is held responsible by the City for the posting and removal of his/her campaign signs.
• $200 refundable deposit required
• Must be on private property with prior consent of the property owner
• Not allowed in the public right-of-way
• Post no more than 45 days before election
• Should not be posted or placed in any way that poses a hazard or sight visibility problem
• Should not be posted on trees, utility poles or fencing from edge of the public right-of-way
• City may remove any campaign sign that it deems improperly placed
• Must not exceed 8 square feet in area in a residential zone and 32 square feet in are in a non-residential zone
EXAMPLES OF IMPROPER SIGN PLACEMENT LOCATIONS ARE:
• On fences along County flood control channels
• Nailed or otherwise attached to any public tree (street or park) or utility pole
• On medians in public streets
• On any public right-of-way or unoccupied premises
• Displayed more than 10 days after the election to which it pertains