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City restricts when candidates can hang campaign signs

November 26, 2011 |  7:02 pm

Huntington Beach has restricted the number of days campaign and political signs can be posted.

The decision came after months of studying the issue in an effort to accommodate both residents and candidates while also reducing clutter and blight during the summer season.

The council voted 6 to 1 to go with the Planning Commission's recommendation, allowing candidates no more than 50 days before an election to display signs, a change from the previous 75 days period the city allowed for political signs. Councilman Matthew Harper opposed the changes.

"This reduces the clutter for about 25 days," said Councilman Keith Bohr. "That's progress. It's a nice compromise."

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