Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HUNDREDS OF CAMPAIGN SIGNS REMOVED THIS WEEKEND...

My campaign team removed hundreds of campaign signs posted around town this weekend. If we missed some signs please e mail me at feiner98@aol.com and we'll have volunteers remove our signs.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Westbound on Ardsley Road, west of Central Park Avenue heading up the hill on a telephone pole to the right.

Anonymous said...

Try the telephone pole heading north on Sprain Road, just across from the intersection with Ardsley Road. Mr. Supervisor you probably drive right past this every day.

Anonymous said...

Thats great!, whatever people don't take down there signs should be fined by the town. Thank you for leading by example.

by by eddie mae do little said...

when does barnes name come off the entrances to the parks?

Anonymous said...

Williams and Barnes signs are still hanging.

Anonymous said...

Town Board Meeting

As all of us know who are attending this meeting and those who have the pleasure of watching this on a cablecast, this past election has been now over for eight days. With regards to the subject of political signage, as of Monday, less than a week after the past election, the Feiner campaign has removed over 95% of it signs.

I have in these two bags approximately 120 signs that were salvaged from various poles and other venues for the re-cycle bin. But unfortunately the Feiner Campaign was forced to buy over 1000 of these type signs and the vast majority, now lie on the ground somewhere in the Town of Greenburgh. Of course the reason we had to buy this many signs, and I was only able to remove 120, was that over 800 had been removed illegally by vandals, in and out of our opponent’s campaign. Personally I have no clue why an ordinary citizen, without a political axe to grind would go around removing political signs. Of course, I could understand that if an errant sign had been place in front of one’s property, I could understand their angst. But I can assure this body and the listening audience that the vast amount of signs were placed away from homes, away from residential streets and at well-traveled intersections and cross streets.

Personally, in this climate of voter apathy, I can see no reason for having laws that prohibit the placing of signage on utility poles or on open land that is public property. In fact, any restrictions against this use would seem an unconstitutional violation of freedom of speech. In fact, for the political wags who, claim that the poll is owned by the utilities, please remember that the poles are placed on public land, and the utilities, benefit greatly from their use of public land. I would not shed a tear for the utilities over the temporary use of their poll!

But, if one looked at any of these poles one would not be surprised by the thousands of old staples that adorn these poles from the constant placing of circulars, which announce yard sales, lost dogs, circus events, charity happenings, church/religious outings and fundraisings and every other type of temporary public activity. In fact, there are many commercial signs that remain as permanent reminders of their business activity.

But of course they should be removed in a timely matter. Again, I heard many empty threats from various sources about the illegality of posting signs on poles. Please note that every sitting judge, from Foster to Freidman to Nicolai, and all the others, winners and losers, incumbents and challengers, have their signs everywhere, and many are on poles. I note that only Walter Schwartz’s signs were removed after the primary. But, as of today, there are incredible amount of obsolete Barnes-Bass primary signs, both red and white, still stuck in the ground and on polls almost two months after the primary. They had lost the Democratic Primary and had not right to be posted with their continued claim of being Democratic designees. In the same way there are still many Berger signs from the primary, still in the ground around Greenburgh. In the case of Ms. Berger, she had claimed that she was out of the race, not actively campaigning, but ironically she has failed to remove many of her signs. As of today, there remains, almost all of the Barnes-Williams Row C signs hanging from every pole imaginable. So, I would say in the spirit of removing post-election visual pollution, those campaigns remove those signs or be fined.

There is nothing wrong with political signs. They should be encouraged to be placed on every lawn and any every pole. We need people to be aware of coming elections and the more informed the electorate is, the better we are off as a society. In this past election, only 20% of the public voted. That is almost understandable when and because most of the public thought that the election was over on September 18th. Maybe it should have been. I always believe that minor lines should be used as place for voters to cast their ballot, in the general election, for a candidate on a line they can accept. In other words, many Republicans, who crossover to vote for a Democrat would like a place to vote, rather than the Democratic line.

It is interesting, that in this past election, two Democrats, who lost in the primary, and had run previously as “real” Democrats, because of their party designation, sought support from the Republican Party, even though they serve as members of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee. They even received a letter of support to Republicans from the GOP party Chair, Mr. Myles Greenberg, (a different Greenburgh, by the way). Interestingly, they stayed on the ballot in November, which is their inherent right, they campaigned against the Democratic Party and its official nominees, they continued to claim they were “real” Democrats and they eventually lost in a landslide. Historically, in Westchester, in the 20th Century and beyond, outside of the villages, no minor line has ever defeated a Democrat or a Republican in a race for County Executive, Mayor, Supervisor, State Senator, Assemblyperson, County Legislator or Judge. That obviously is a futile and expensive exercise.


Richard J. Garfunkel

samis 2009 said...

rumor has it hal samis received 100 write in votes

the samis 2009 committee (in blog formation)

Anonymous said...

1) jackson ave, 2) knollwood rd southbound near dobbs ferry rd ... 3) df rd westbound before the sbp

Anonymous said...

Saw a Berger sign on Dobbs Ferry Road today. Saw the yellow Eddie Mae & Alfreda signs near the fairview fire house.

Anonymous said...

Can I ask a question ? Why are the taxes for the Hartsdale Fire Department so high ?

They dont even respond to EMS calls ???

Anyone ???