After finally making some progress with sign enforcement upcountry, a new blight mars our area. After being subjected to spray-painted "Ted Where Are U? and "We Miss Ted" signs along Hwy. 88, we are now looking at the next phase of Ted Novelli's "Missing Myself" campaign. Former Supervisor Novelli is now giving out flashy Merzlak printed signs stating "We Miss Ted", which he has strategically placed on both sides of his own porch.
I questioned Ted's judgement when he left such embarrassing plywood signs up for over a month, especially after someone defaced them with paint. It became even more confusing to see those signs ending up in front of the Fire Station. No matter who puts these signs up, if they have your name on them, then you need to bear some responsibility. Campaign signs are not even legally permitted for another month, plus it will be years before Ted can even be in another District election. Am I missing something, other than myself?
I have personally addressed the Board of Supervisors regarding the problem of "off-site" signage, including the filing of two written complaints requesting that the County enforce certain sign ordinances. It is obviously important to allow promotional signs to be placed nearby businesses, but the willy-nilly placement of "off-site" signs along the highway that are nowhere near the business is clearly unfair to other businesses who respect the law. We have all witnessed how this monkey-see monkey-do practice becomes contagious if not enforced. Now, just as the County is making some headway with signage removal, new "We Miss Ted" signs are popping up.
Such self-adulating behavior is insulting to our current Supervisor and degrades our entire community. This is the last thing our district needs!