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Political Signs are Subject to Several Regulations

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 Campaign signs are blooming like daffodils right now. They are in every direction, for every office you can imagine. And with so many candidates in some races that makes for a lot to look at. One thing they all have in common is that they are subject to regulations. In fact when you file to run for office you are given a complete packet of information that includes regulations for the cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County and the Nevada Department of Transportation.

"The rules are all pretty simple," says David Solaro with Community Services for Washoe County. "Basically you need to keep them in conformance for size and keep them off of public property.  And we appreciate if you realize they are temporary and pick them up after the election of course."

A few things to keep in mind. The city of  Reno actually prohibits signs in one area, along the chain link fence where California Avenue, Booth Street and Keystone Avenue converge. And another tip, the parkways are off limits because they are considered public property. The parkways are the area between city streets and sidewalks. And they should always be back far enough from any street so they won't interfere with the line of sight for traffic.

Other than that, it's up to homeowners and business owners to allow you to place them there.

So, what happens to those that don't comply?

"We take them down and store them for 30 days in a warehouse on Longley Lane," Solaro says.

And he says there's aren't many votes to be gotten there.

Written by Erin Breen
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