With the November election approaching, it’s no surprise for community members to begin noticing political signs being placed around Turlock in support of candidates running for Turlock City Council.
Turlock City Council Candidate and Turlock Parks & Recreation Commissioner Steven Nascimento is the first candidate to put up political signs around town, as part of the campaign process. Hopeful candidates must abide by City of Turlock regulations regarding the display of temporary political signs, as signs must comply with the height, location, and safety requirements of the Turlock Municipal Code.
To be exempt, political signs shall not be displayed on traffic or street signs, utility poles, public property, parks, or rights-of-way or on private property without the owners’ permission and shall be removed within five (5) days after the election. The City may remove signs that are placed in violation of the provisions without notice.
At this point, Nascimento is the only candidate to begin placing signs up; however, Nascimento is also the only official candidate to file with the Turlock City Clerk as of Monday, August 6th at 4:30pm. It is expected that as others who have pulled nomination papers officially file, such as Councilwoman Amy Bublak, Councilwoman Mary Jackson, Dr. Ashour Badal, and Sergio Alvarado, they will begin their campaign processes that may involve putting up signs as well.
“Over the past few months, I have made a concerted effort to meet with many community and business leaders to gain their perspective on the issues that face our community and local businesses,” stated Nascimento. “I have also been attending local community events and City Council meetings to hear directly from fellow Turlockers. What I have found is what many of us already know to be true – Turlock is a great community, but we can do better.”
“It is my goal to serve the people of Turlock and work hard to make it a better, safer, more vibrant community that we can all be proud to call home,” said Nascimento. “I hope that as signs begin to go up around town that everyone takes the time to find out what each candidate stands for. As a community it is important that we make informed decisions about our future.”
Turlock City Council Candidate Steven Nascimento stated in his filing papers that he plans on putting up 500 signs.
Candidates must sign a Statement of Responsibility for Political Signs form and return the completed form to City Clerk Kellie Weaver before political signs can be displayed.
The nomination-filing period for City Council candidates opened on July 16, 2012, and will close this Friday, August 10th at 5pm.
Get more information regarding the Turlock City Council filing process from this article:
Turlock City Council Filing Period Opens with Few Pulling Nomination Papers, No Candidates File
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