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New election sign rules in PoCo

Port Coquitlam council is hoping that a revamped election procedure bylaw will limit the number of campaign signs plastered on public property during the fall race.

Port Coquitlam council is hoping that a revamped election procedure bylaw will limit the number of campaign signs plastered on public property during the fall race.

Third reading of a bylaw limiting signs to 12 locations was passed unanimously during Monday night's council meeting. Signs can go up no sooner than 10 calendar days before the vote and must be removed within three days after the election.

In past elections city staff and bylaw officers have had to deal with numerous complaints about sign placement from residents and rival candidates.

The locations where signs will be permitted include:

Granny Smith Park Boulevard (north east corner of Shaughnessy Street and Wilson Avenue;

Shaughnessy Street, south of Nacht Avenue (east side boulevard);

Kingsway Avenue, between Kelly Avenue and Wilson Avenue (eastside boulevard);

Boulevard in front of 2061 Kingsway Avenue;

Boulevard in front of 1855 and 1925 Kingsway Avenue;

Shaughnessy Street, just south of Citadel Drive (past the parking lot area);

Boulevard area between the Mary Hill Bypass and Argue Street (west of Pitt River Road);

Boulevard area between the Lougheed Highway and the Oxford Connector (in front of the parking lot for the stores);

Coast Meridian Road, just north of Prairie Avenue on west boulevard;

Shaughnessy Street, just south of Manning Avenue, north of the Lougheed Highway;

Westwood Street, south of Kitchener Avenue;

City-owned property at the south-west corner of Kingsway Avenue and Maple Street.

gmckenna@tricitynews.com