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Reader Opinion: City was within its rights

I was amazed at the response of the public to the action of the city to remove political, real estate, etc., signs that were in violation of the ordinance prohibiting their placement in the right-of-way of streets. The city had every right to do ...

I was amazed at the response of the public to the action of the city to remove political, real estate, etc., signs that were in violation of the ordinance prohibiting their placement in the right-of-way of streets. The city had every right to do what it did.

Apparently, some people felt that somehow the ordinance shouldn't apply to them. These outraged citizens complained about everything from the timing of it (being so close to the election) to not having received advance notice from the city to not knowing about the ordinance.

Since when is the city required to notify people that it is going to enforce an ordinance? How about taking some personal responsibility?

These whiners seem to have forgotten the old adage: Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

Brian Marsh

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