Despite the city ordinance allowing signs to be posted at this point before the election, the Huber for Mayor Campaign says it won’t do it according to this release:
Thank you to all of you that have inquired on the status of our campaign signs. We are extremely grateful for your continued support and interest in our campaign. While the City ordinance allows for 120 days prior to the election to display political signs we are concerned the citizens of Simi Valley would resent looking at them for four (4) full months prior to the election.
The opinion section of the July 9 Acorn states “We hope future candidates will have the courage to just say no to these billboards of blight and instead focus on the issues, not on name recognition”.
While we will not be able to ignore the significance of putting up signs in the near future we hope you share our view of keeping our City free of extra signs as long as possible out of respect for the feelings of our citizens.
When the time comes please let us know if you are interested in volunteering to put up signs, talking to the businesses you frequent about putting up a sign, or placing a sign in your yard. Please feel free to reply to this e-mail or contact us at 805-526-9008.
The Huber folks make reference to this quote in the Simi Valley Acorn:
We hope future candidates will have the courage to just say no to these billboards of blight and instead focus on the issues, not on name recognition.
I agree. I hope both sides can do this, and I’d propose including endorsements in this as well. Endorsements are as meaningful as name recognition, but so far both have been the basis of most discussions about these candidates.
Cheers to Bob Huber for holding off! I’ll be curious to see if this is a move that pays off for his campaign.