Brooklyn Park Responds to Campaign Sign Complaints
One of the next steps in choosing Brooklyn Park’s next mayor is only days away. The primary for the special election is on Tuesday, April 13. Seven people are running for office.
City staff say if you’re planning on putting campaign signs up, you’ll need to follow certain regulations.
- Signs have to be removed 10 days after the August 10 special election.
- Signs cannot be placed on any right-of-way interstate system or highways.
- Signs may not be displayed within 100 feet of a polling place during election day.
- Signs cannot be attached to trees, fences or utility poles.
Brooklyn Park City Clerk Devin Montero said while candidates cannot entirely control their supporters, they may be able to influence their supporters to obey these laws.
“We have been getting calls, there’s a lot of campaign signs in this city but again we rely on candidate and candidate volunteers to abide by rules and regulations,” said Montero.
If there’s a sign violation, city staff will notify the candidate with 24 hours to relocate or remove the sign. All signs taken by staff will be stored at city hall.
To see more Brooklyn Park campaign sign regulations click here.
Call the environmental health department, which includes code enforcement, to report a sign violation.