"Houston City Council candidate criticized for illegal signs " Thu Aug-25-11 06:27 AM by twangster
Houston City Council candidate criticized for illegal signs
HOUSTON -- A Houston City Council candidate's ubiquitous -- and illegal -- campaign signs are raising eyebrows and triggering complaints from civic activists, bloggers and even utility company officials.
Eric Dik's signs have become a common sight alongside Houston freeways, generally nailed onto utility poles in public easements. That makes them illegal under the city's sign ordinance.
Political campaigns routinely break the ordinance, but their stubby yard signs are usually planted in the ground in public rights of way. So the mess can generally be cleaned up by neighborhood activists...