Election signs popping up illegally on public property

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 17:41:19-04

It's election season and that means political signs are popping up like spring flowers across our area.

But there are ordinances about where the signs can be planted in the City of Cleveland and public property is not fertile ground. 

According to ordinance 350.11, political signs are not permitted on public property. But, we found dozens of signs across the city supporting candidates and issues, breaking the law. 

It's the signs to re-elect Frank Jackson as Cleveland Mayor that grabbed attention, because they were spotted on public property. 

Back in 2013, Jackson's then opponent Ken Lanci was fined for having his signs on public property.  Jackson's campaign said they have not been fined.

The Jackson Campaign Team sent this statement: 

"The campaign has not placed our signs on public property. If they have wound up there for whatever reason, we will remove them if we know where they are located," said Pete Baka. 

Although not the only campaign in violation, the administration charged with policing illegal signs appears to be in violation.