Lawn Signs Redux: Supersized Sign Posted by Property Owner

In Friday’s Davis Enterprise, it was reported that a group calling itself Delta Breeze had raised $1500 in support of an independent expenditure campaign. The expenditures were for a number of banners and T-shirts such as the one depicted above.

This banner was found at the corner of F and 8th Street in front of an apartment complex.

According to the city’s municipal code:

“(1) No sign on residential property including single-family, duplex, multi-family, and apartments shall exceed six (6) square feet.”

As one can see from the scale, the sign easily surpasses the legal size limit allowed by city statute.

Tom Cross, owner of Star-Cross Properties and director of Delta Breeze (apparently) sent out an email to all six of the city council candidates in advance of the expenditure.

The Enterprise on Friday reported on the donors to the Independent Expenditure Committee:

“The other committee, called The Delta Breeze, has raised $1,500 and spent $1,300 on T-shirts and banners, according to the filing. The committee received $100 donations from Rochelle Swanson, Alice Belenis, Jim Belenis, Anthony Eggert, Gregg Herrington, Charlie Swanson, Mike Levy, Fast Aid Franchise Corp ($200), Don Fouts, Tom Cross, Randolph Yackzan, Stephanie Cross, Ted Puntillo and Jay Gerber.”

Two of the more interesting ones are Anthony Eggert, who is the boyfriend of Sydney Vergis and works on her campaign. Last week he stood in for her at a candidate’s debate. Also you have Randy Yackzan, one of the owners of the Northwest Quadrant.

Tom Cross helped spearhead the efforts against the renter’s rights ordinance that was eventually passed in January to enable renters to be able to put up political signs of their choice on their rental units. He was trying to delay implementation of the ordinance until after the February 5, 2008 primary election.

—Doug Paul Davis reporting

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  • David Greenwald

    Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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204 comments

  1. Yawn, so what? The same old suspects supporting the same old candidates.Its not like there is anything new or compelling in this story. Most people already know how they feel about the candidates so this sort of stuff is meaningless. Its not like the day before the election when they put the knife in Harrington’s back but don’t be surprised if that one is coming.

  2. Yawn, so what? The same old suspects supporting the same old candidates.Its not like there is anything new or compelling in this story. Most people already know how they feel about the candidates so this sort of stuff is meaningless. Its not like the day before the election when they put the knife in Harrington’s back but don’t be surprised if that one is coming.

  3. Yawn, so what? The same old suspects supporting the same old candidates.Its not like there is anything new or compelling in this story. Most people already know how they feel about the candidates so this sort of stuff is meaningless. Its not like the day before the election when they put the knife in Harrington’s back but don’t be surprised if that one is coming.

  4. Yawn, so what? The same old suspects supporting the same old candidates.Its not like there is anything new or compelling in this story. Most people already know how they feel about the candidates so this sort of stuff is meaningless. Its not like the day before the election when they put the knife in Harrington’s back but don’t be surprised if that one is coming.

  5. Oh my gosh, a sign that exceeds the size limit? Whatever shall we do? I wonder how this compares in election high jinks to a funded website that is dedicated to promoting Cecilia for city council? The humanity!

  6. Oh my gosh, a sign that exceeds the size limit? Whatever shall we do? I wonder how this compares in election high jinks to a funded website that is dedicated to promoting Cecilia for city council? The humanity!

  7. Oh my gosh, a sign that exceeds the size limit? Whatever shall we do? I wonder how this compares in election high jinks to a funded website that is dedicated to promoting Cecilia for city council? The humanity!

  8. Oh my gosh, a sign that exceeds the size limit? Whatever shall we do? I wonder how this compares in election high jinks to a funded website that is dedicated to promoting Cecilia for city council? The humanity!

  9. The expression on the little girl’s face in the sign photo looks like she is saying, “Eeeew, yuck!” Like she was standing next to something giant, smelly and gross.
    I don’t blame her.

  10. The expression on the little girl’s face in the sign photo looks like she is saying, “Eeeew, yuck!” Like she was standing next to something giant, smelly and gross.
    I don’t blame her.

  11. The expression on the little girl’s face in the sign photo looks like she is saying, “Eeeew, yuck!” Like she was standing next to something giant, smelly and gross.
    I don’t blame her.

  12. The expression on the little girl’s face in the sign photo looks like she is saying, “Eeeew, yuck!” Like she was standing next to something giant, smelly and gross.
    I don’t blame her.