- Whereas election signs are a special privilege afforded only to politicians, BY politicians
- and Whereas signs on public rights-of-way are road safety distractions compromising our #VisionZero goals
- and Whereas signs do very little to advance the discussion of public policy
- and Whereas signs are wasteful, plastic, pollution (and often harm our green spaces)
- and Whereas election signs on private property could be argued to be perverse perpetuators of privilege
- and Whereas signs are an ugly use of public space
- Therefore, be it resolved that
- Saanich Council ban the practice of allowing election signs on public property
- Saanich Council request the Province to ban the use of election signs on highways
- Saanich Council charge candidates $1/day per sign 🪧 they erect on public property
- Saanich Council adopt a bylaw limiting the use of election signage on private property
- And be it further resolved that
- Further steps be taken, regardless, to limit the use of election signs in the District of Saanich
And keep in mind: this would apply to election candidates of any level of jurisdiction.
Moreover, most “lawn signs” at somebody’s house, are actually being erected on public land beyond the owner’s property line.