And not just in Arcadia, but at the offices of the Arcadia Association of Realtors. An organization that spent a lot of time and considerable money a few years back trying to raze funky and fabulous downtown Sierra Madre and replace it with some truly awful generic stacked and packed development. Just in case you've ever wondered why Sierra Madre has Measure V, it is to keep people like that from believing they can run this town.
Obviously this was an unfortunate choice because it left a distinct impression that the constituents whose support Andy is interested in the most are not actual residents of Sierra Madre, but instead out of town developers and real estate people. Most of whom only show up here when they think there is some big money in it. Which is not often.
That was then. Judging by his migrating lawn signs it now appears that he has zeroed in on Sierra Madre a bit more. Obviously Andy hopes to place his markers in spots where everyone can see them, if only to make people believe he does have support here. But like it was with folks in Arcadia who cannot vote for him, neither can a parking lot.
The pictures I have posted above are of the city owned parking area on Mariposa. You can see that Andy has planted some of his signage along the strip of land that borders it. This is a spot that will likely garner him few votes because nobody actually lives there.
At least not permanently.
But there is a bigger problem. According to what follows below, which is found on the City of Sierra Madre website, planting your lawn signs on city owned property is legally frowned upon. Andy might not know because he hasn't been here that long.
The city's website could be another place where he hasn't spent much time yet, either. In order to help him out I'm posting some information here, with a link for convenience.
The item that will be the most helpful here is #4, which clearly states that you cannot place your campaign lawn signs on city property. My understanding is such placement is OK in Arcadia and Monrovia, Andy's previous two locales. But definitely not here in Sierra Madre.
Don't get me wrong. It is fine to have your signs in the yards of folks that support you. You can even sneak a few on to the lots of empty houses, especially if it is a property controlled by a Realtor pal. But alongside the road, on city land attached to a city owned parking lot? No, you cannot do it.
Here that would be considered to be not much better than littering.