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Chico residents concerned some election signs violate city code

Action News Now is investigating claims about election signs that might violate city codes in Chico.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 2:33 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Action News Now is investigating claims about election signs that might violate city codes in Chico.

A viewer emailed Action News Now about two campaign signs, pictured below, that someone put up on their property, concerned that it was a violation of city code.

 

Rule 6A in the City of Chico's Election Handbook says a campaign sign can't be larger than four square feet.

Action News Now found at least two signs on two different properties in violation. Both the Safe Chico sign and the Rich Ober for Chico City Council sign were larger than four square feet.

Rule 6A also says a residential property can't have more than four signs at one time.

A property Action News Now saw had at least five signs standing in addition to the oversized Safe Chico sign.

Action News Now talked to the homeowner who did not want to be identified. But he told Action News Now he thought that as long as the signs were for different candidates, it was okay.

Action News Now called the city to ask more about this issue and has not heard back at this time. For more information about the city's campaign sign guidelines, click here.

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