Greenwich’s first selectman considers ban on political signs on public property

Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo is considering a proposal to ban political signs on public property after many were reported stolen and others were vandalized.

News 12 Staff

Oct 29, 2020, 11:43 PM

Updated 1,324 days ago

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Greenwich First Selectman Fred Camillo is considering a proposal to ban political signs on public property after many were reported stolen and others were vandalized.
Over the past several years, Republicans and Democrats in Greenwich have had an agreement that campaign signs can only be posted on public property from two weeks before an election until one day after.
But even that short window has led to some tense disputes in town.
The political action committee Greenwich Voices for Democracy says more than 100 of its signs that linked President Donald Trump to local Republican candidates have disappeared.
Authorities say they are investigating the alleged thefts, as well as lewd graffiti drawn on signs that supported the police department.
Any ordinance to ban political signs on public property beginning next year would need to be approved by the Representative Town Meeting.
“I want the town to really mull it over going forward so we can have a policy that everybody, at least a majority of people, support,” Camillo told News 12.
A ban would not prevent people from putting up signs on their private property.


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