Local & Regional
Tue May 14, 2013
Campaign Signs Filling Tulsa Front Yards
Evidence of the next mayoral election is cropping up all over Tulsa in the form of campaign signs. Tulsa Chief of Security, Mark Hogan, says there are guidelines to follow if you are considering putting a campaign sign up.
"You need make sure that you're putting it up on your property, since we're 45 days from an election. The law states that you can put that sing up," says Hogan. "There are some specific guidelines within the city as to the size of the sign, and where it can be placed."
Hogan adds that you should make sure your signs are not placed in the public right-of-way as this can cause safety issues. Signs can be placed in your yard, but not placed on your curbside.
"They should be placed on your sidewalk side of the property, that way they're not out there impeding any view, any sight-triangles, anything that has to do with safety. And campaign signs cannot be put on any public right-of-way, which is the area directly adjacent to a street that is not your owned or deeded property," Hogan says.
He also adds that signs placed in the right-of-way cost both the city and tax payers’ money to remove.