City Looks at Restricting Election Signage Locations
Prince George, B.C. – When there is an election, the complaints roll in about the placement of election signs throughout the City. This evening Council for the City of Prince George will look at a new bylaw that would limit where such signs can be placed.
Under the new bylaw, signs would bot be allowed on medians on boulevards. The proposed bylaw would limit election signs to 14 specified locations throughout Prince George and specific areas at each of those locations. If approved, the bylaw would also specify how many signs a private property owner could display on their own property. The bylaw does not apply to highways 16 or 97 as those routes fall under provincial jurisdiction.
The report to council says the new bylaw, if approved, would also apply to signage pro or con an issue that is up for referendum . The City will be holding a referendum this fall on the possibility of borrowing nearly $50 million dollars for a new Fire Hall and new Pool facility.
Below, stars show the 14 locations where signs would be allowed.
Quesnel passed a bylaw in October of 2016, limiting to 6 the number of election signs each candidate could place in that community.