Selective Sign Enforcement?

10/5/2009:

Zero tolerance or selective enforcement?

That’s been the debate about how the city handles which election signs come down and which are left up. Today’s Hoboken411 Reader Mail comes from GOPrincess, who complains about how dozens of (Hoboken resident) Jon Corzine campaign signs are allowed to stay up in a city that supposedly has a zero tolerance law on this kind of thing. Funny how Corzine and Menendez signs never seem to be torn down…

“Dear Hoboken411,

I’m a reform-minded Republican living in the fourth ward who happily voted for Dawn Zimmer when she first ran for council. I would have voted for anybody against the Democratic machine candidate she was challenging. I cheered when I saw her signs in my neighborhood, and grumbled as they were taken down by Mayor Roberts’ and Chris Campos’ goons almost as fast as they went up. I was surprised when during her Mayoral campaign Dawn’s supporters made an issue of her opponents’ signs on poles. I guess she changed her mind on the issue.

Now it looks like she changed her mind again, because as acting Mayor, Dawn Zimmer is letting Governor Jon Corzine’s signs litter our neighborhood. First the Democrats sent in teams to bind blue Corzine/Weinberg signs to our light poles on Newark Street and Observer Highway. Now a new batch of anti-Chris Christie signs are all over our neighborhood. Some hang just a few doors down from Ms. Zimmer’s condo on Madison St.

When I called the city to complain about the Corzine/Weinberg signs they humored me and did nothing. Now I wonder how long these new Bush signs will be allowed to hang. Some say it’s free speech to put these signs up. If that’s the case then there shouldn’t be selective enforcement of the law. As acting Mayor, Ms. Zimmer can dispatch city employees to take these signs down. Will she do it, or only have them take her opponents’ signs down? How long will the Corzine signs stay up?

Thanks for doing a great job keeping these politicians on their toes!

GOPrincess

Makes you think about that time when resident Donna Antonucci went nuts, furiously ripping down other politician’s signs during one of the previous Mayoral elections this year…

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11 Comments on "Selective Sign Enforcement?"

MF
Member

the old timers get in a tizzy when you say this stuff but it is not coincidence that hudson county is so corrupt and inept, and is essentially a one-party county. last week i believe i read it is 8% republican (from which i deduce 92% dem./ind., with the bulk of those being dem.) that one party that dominates is a party that believes in government as the great teet from which all people suckle. thus, self-sufficient people like myself – who thank god are only “passing through” here on the way to living in the suburbs – find the christie-bush signs hysterical. good luck continuing to vote that same ‘ol way..

Red Haven
Member
Red Haven

Dawn Zimmer can’t dispatch her people to tear down the Corzine signs because she’s too busy trying to cozy up to the people who put them up.

Zimmer is kissing the butts of Tom DeGise and Bernie Kenny because she’s scared the HCDO will line up behind Kim Glatt. That means when the HCDO puts anti-Christie signs up in the Acting Mayor’s neighborhood, they stay up.

There’s been a clear pattern of selective enforcement on the issue of campaign signs for many years. You could even call it a tradition. The reason why you didn’t see as many Mason for Mayor signs up during the May election is because Cammarano-friendly people in the HPD and Dept of Environmental Services made sure they came down as fast as they went up. It wasn’t for lack of trying.

Watch what happens if Mason, Brinkman or Raia start putting signs up in the Fourth Ward. They’ll come down so fast it’ll make your head spin.

What the F
Member
What the F

Is this all you do all day and night ? Please give it a rest.

In response to Red Haven who said:
Dawn Zimmer can’t dispatch her people to tear down the Corzine signs because she’s too busy trying to cozy up to the people who put them up.

Zimmer is kissing the butts of Tom DeGise and Bernie Kenny because she’s scared the HCDO will line up behind Kim Glatt. That means when the HCDO puts anti-Christie signs up in the Acting Mayor’s neighborhood, they stay up.

There’s been a clear pattern of selective enforcement on the issue of campaign signs for many years. You could even call it a tradition. The reason why you didn’t see as many Mason for Mayor signs up during the May election is because Cammarano-friendly people in the HPD and Dept of Environmental Services made sure they came down as fast as they went up. It wasn’t for lack of trying.

Watch what happens if Mason, Brinkman or Raia start putting signs up in the Fourth Ward. They’ll come down so fast it’ll make your head spin.

matt_72
Member

What he fails to mention is that all those signs will come down FOR FREE b/c the various candidates will deploy their minions to tear down the signs just like some of them plastered cars w/ flyers & such last year. I am all for folks tearing down signs on their own so long as they dispose of them properly. Let them tear down what they will, just dump them all in the trash.

In response to What the F who said:
Is this all you do all day and night ? Please give it a rest.

Red Haven
Member
Red Haven

Another Zimmer fan shares their view of free speech. Sunlight is not only a great disinfectant, but an irritant to those who don’t want the truth revealed.

In response to What the F who said:
Is this all you do all day and night ? Please give it a rest.

What the F
Member
What the F

Ah yes and that beautiful unsinkable ocean liner you chose to board is on weeks away from docking in NYC. Have a nice drip RH.

In response to Red Haven who said:
Another Zimmer fan shares their view of free speech. Sunlight is not only a great disinfectant, but an irritant to those who don’t want the truth revealed.

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

“Selective enforcement”? Doubtful. Zero enforcement is more like it. Just like the dog poop laws.

matt_72
Member

Is the city taking down any signs? Or is it they aren’t doing anything. I agree, take them ALL down.

hobokengolf
Member

I would not be surprised if Corzine signs stayed up a while and Christie signs were pulled down quickly – not because of the city; because local Democrats would pull down the Christie signs very quickly themselves and local Republicans would rightfully fear for their lives doing the same here in Hoboken.

So there is no selective enforcement really – just its expensive and difficult to stay on top of ‘utility pole vandals’.

These will be pulled down by the city (or by residents) – but it’ll probably take longer than you or I would like.

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