LETTER: ‘Signs for 2 candidates still out after the primary election…’


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[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

Concerned:

I have noticed many signs for Burien City Council candidates for 2 candidates still out after the primary election.

As I understand it they should have been removed within 8 days after the election date and if needed for the General election put back at some later date.

I have noticed that the other candidates for the General election have removed their signs as per law or regulation. The 2 candidates that I have noticed that have not removed their signs as they should have been and are not complying with the law or regulation. They are Mr. Block and Mr Armstrong.

I think if they are the true citizens that they claim to be they should comply with the law and regulations as the other candidates have done.

Thank You
Robert L. Price

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6 Responses to “LETTER: ‘Signs for 2 candidates still out after the primary election…’”
  1. watching says:

    Is there a Burien ordinance requiring political signs to be removed after 8 days? There is no state law to that effect.

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    • jimmy says:

      look on page 30-32 of the Burien Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 19.30 I think this is what this letter to the editor is about it says 10 days in the bmc so who ever wrote the letter made a typo it happens sounds like couple people forgot some sings or somthing

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  2. Dear Mr. Price,

    I am writing in response to your Letter to the Editor in the B-Town Blog dated 20 August 2013.

    The City of Burien is responsible for the rules governing political signs within city limits. Burien Municipal Code 19.30 for Political Signs states the following;

    “Signs relating to a specific election or ballot measure shall be removed within ten (10) days after the voting day to which they pertain, except that signs promoting successful candidates or ballot measures in a primary election may remain until 10 days following the immediately subsequent general election.”

    Steve Armstrong was successful in the primary election.

    Sincerely,
    Elena Armstrong
    Campaign Manager for Steve Armstrong

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  3. Dorinda says:

    Why not contact the campaigns to see if you can help them collect the signs? Running a campaign is hard work, and volunteers tend to drop out as soon as you don’t advance. Why not take the time to give them a hand instead of complaining?

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  4. Question Authority says:

    If anyone has a Steve Armstrong sign they are “tired” of looking at I will gladly place it in my yard until 10 days after he “wins” the general election.

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