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The Sign Police Break Down in Rosslyn

by ARLnow.com October 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm 1,345 4 Comments

Don’t look now, but an Arlington County vehicle apparently used for sign enforcement was just loaded onto a flatbed tow truck after breaking down in Rosslyn.

Sandwich board signs and overzealously-placed political signs may get brief reprieve from code enforcement scrutiny.

  • Katie

    I’d like to see the parking enforcers and their vee-hickles get impounded, permanently.

  • Matt W.

    Isn’t the removal of a political sign from public property a crime in Virginia?

  • S. Arl. resident

    I notice those signs in the back of the truck are all Kelly, Chisholm and Murray signs…unbelievable..

  • DaveinSA

    Wonder if they post on the sign the violation offense, two per median, etc. and return them to the candidates. Not !

    (Arlington County Zoning Ordinance, §34.E.15.a-b)
    “Signs placed on public property can be no larger than 4.5 square feet in area and cannot be greater than three feet in height as measured from the ground. Only two signs per candidate or issue are allowed on each median strip segment. No signs may be placed on the side of a street, or in such a manner to obstruct the view of motorists at any intersection. They may not be placed on any utility pole, tree, landscaped beautification area, traffic circle or control device, pedestrian refuge area, visual obstruction area, or traffic sign. No sign shall be placed adjacent to or on any school site, municipal building, parkway, or park property. Signs on public property may be placed 31 consecutive days before an election, and must be removed within five days after the election.”

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