Election Signs

XT225
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Election Signs

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I wonder what the people on the forum think about Election signs that are now springing up everywhere. We advised Julius Bloomfield that his crew was breaking the law by attaching them to power poles and he immediately rectified the situation...good for you, Julius. Now, Frank Conci's are attached to a LOT of poles around town. I hope the electrical dept rips them down asap; as they have every right to. Usually most candidates educate their sign crews on where to put them and how to attach them, etc. Frank obviously has some work to do there. I now see the bright yellow Ashton signs up and a huge one by Vassilaki across from Pen High but nothing from Katie yet. Perhaps she is going to campaign solely on her good, past record and lack of NEEDING signs to get her elected. I would vote for that!
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Re: Election Signs

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I contacted Mr. Conci in regards to his signs and the sign bylaw. He said that he would have them removed.
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Dance Force wrote:I contacted Mr. Conci in regards to his signs and the sign bylaw. He said that he would have them removed.


That's good, dance force; glad that Frank will remedy the situation. I might even vote for the chap as he is from the Industrial area , where I work and that's something that a lot of us have been looking for; representation from that area, rather than just another downtown business owner who so often have conflicts with issues downtown. I personally like the idea of keeping the signage down to a minimum. I believe that it is even the citys motto right now...do more with less? Maybe they need to walk the walk. Who knows..we might even see a plane flying around dragging a "vote for dan" sign attached. His record will soon lose him the election in my opinion.
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Re: Election Signs

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Now on a little more light-hearted topic - let's start with a few smiley faces, just in case :) :) :): the city is totally plastered in signs, one other aspect springs to mind. Totally removed from any political preferences (or where they stick 'em) I feel that our candidates have an esthetic duty. No comments on slogans (some good, some bad) or anything, just the look of the signs. So here's my take:

Pearce, Litke, Bloomfield, Vassilaki, Johnson; run of the mill, boring, but otherwise not offensive - picture is a nice touch on Julius's signs.
Schneiderat, Noonan: An honest attempt at a somewhat more esthetic design, failed miserably, alas - graphics software given to a six year old.
Jakubeit: Same comment as Schneiderat and Noonan, a little more pleasing on the eye, make that an eight year old.
Konanz: Overall design reminds of my late (very late) grandmother's parlor.
Conci, Cavallo, Huebert: Grating on the eyes, Jeannie, that colour, what were you thinking?
Cox: Nice, non-intrusive, pleasant colours and a flattering photograph. Almost invisible, a magazine advert for a homeopathic anti-depressive. Good!
Robinson: Out at last, but a very good effort, I like the silhouetted city.
Sentes: Simple, homy, one almost feels as if the preschoolers at OSNS have spent a few weeks making the signs by hand.
Lynn Kelsey: Don't know who you are, but like the colour.
St. Claire: Suave, that black is sophisticated.
Ashton: Toughy! Stands out. Letter implies statesmanship and authority, but the colour immediately undermines that, giving a strange dichotomy, psychedelic. Placing it on its side sort of breaks the monotony of the other signs, with the diverging letter, colour and shape it adds positively to the ensemble.
Leaman: Small is beautiful, thank you. Simple, good.

My top five thus far:
1. Cox
2. Robinson
3. St. Claire
4. Ashton
5. Leaman

And believe you me, this is not my list of voting preference or an endorsement, not by long shot! :)
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Re: Election Signs

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Jamesie wrote:Now on a little more light-hearted topic - let's start with a few smiley faces, just in case :) :) :): the city is totally plastered in signs, one other aspect springs to mind. Totally removed from any political preferences (or where they stick 'em) I feel that our candidates have an esthetic duty. No comments on slogans (some good, some bad) or anything, just the look of the signs. So here's my take:

Pearce, Litke, Bloomfield, Vassilaki, Johnson; run of the mill, boring, but otherwise not offensive - picture is a nice touch on Julius's signs.
Schneiderat, Noonan: An honest attempt at a somewhat more esthetic design, failed miserably, alas - graphics software given to a six year old.
Jakubeit: Same comment as Schneiderat and Noonan, a little more pleasing on the eye, make that an eight year old.
Konanz: Overall design reminds of my late (very late) grandmother's parlor.
Conci, Cavallo, Huebert: Grating on the eyes, Jeannie, that colour, what were you thinking?
Cox: Nice, non-intrusive, pleasant colours and a flattering photograph. Almost invisible, a magazine advert for a homeopathic anti-depressive. Good!
Robinson: Out at last, but a very good effort, I like the silhouetted city.
Sentes: Simple, homy, one almost feels as if the preschoolers at OSNS have spent a few weeks making the signs by hand.
Lynn Kelsey: Don't know who you are, but like the colour.
St. Claire: Suave, that black is sophisticated.
Ashton: Toughy! Stands out. Letter implies statesmanship and authority, but the colour immediately undermines that, giving a strange dichotomy, psychedelic. Placing it on its side sort of breaks the monotony of the other signs, with the diverging letter, colour and shape it adds positively to the ensemble.
Leaman: Small is beautiful, thank you. Simple, good.

My top five thus far:
1. Cox
2. Robinson
3. St. Claire
4. Ashton
5. Leaman

And believe you me, this is not my list of voting preference or an endorsement, not by long shot! :)


Boring - Ouch! Otherwise thanks for bringing a little humour into the campaign. I needed a good chuckle.
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Julius Bloomfield wrote:
Jamesie wrote:Now on a little more light-hearted topic - let's start with a few smiley faces, just in case :) :) :): the city is totally plastered in signs, one other aspect springs to mind. Totally removed from any political preferences (or where they stick 'em) I feel that our candidates have an esthetic duty. No comments on slogans (some good, some bad) or anything, just the look of the signs. So here's my take:

Pearce, Litke, Bloomfield, Vassilaki, Johnson; run of the mill, boring, but otherwise not offensive - picture is a nice touch on Julius's signs.
Schneiderat, Noonan: An honest attempt at a somewhat more esthetic design, failed miserably, alas - graphics software given to a six year old.
Jakubeit: Same comment as Schneiderat and Noonan, a little more pleasing on the eye, make that an eight year old.
Konanz: Overall design reminds of my late (very late) grandmother's parlor.
Conci, Cavallo, Huebert: Grating on the eyes, Jeannie, that colour, what were you thinking?
Cox: Nice, non-intrusive, pleasant colours and a flattering photograph. Almost invisible, a magazine advert for a homeopathic anti-depressive. Good!
Robinson: Out at last, but a very good effort, I like the silhouetted city.
Sentes: Simple, homy, one almost feels as if the preschoolers at OSNS have spent a few weeks making the signs by hand.
Lynn Kelsey: Don't know who you are, but like the colour.
St. Claire: Suave, that black is sophisticated.
Ashton: Toughy! Stands out. Letter implies statesmanship and authority, but the colour immediately undermines that, giving a strange dichotomy, psychedelic. Placing it on its side sort of breaks the monotony of the other signs, with the diverging letter, colour and shape it adds positively to the ensemble.
Leaman: Small is beautiful, thank you. Simple, good.

My top five thus far:
1. Cox
2. Robinson
3. St. Claire
4. Ashton
5. Leaman

And believe you me, this is not my list of voting preference or an endorsement, not by long shot! :)


Boring - Ouch! Otherwise thanks for bringing a little humour into the campaign. I needed a good chuckle.


Sorry that you didn't like the colour but burgandy is one of my favourites.
I had my signs made right here in Penticton by Tony at Jaffa Industries and this discussion brings out a great question in a time where everyone is asking how we can spark our local economy, I wonder. How many Candidates purchased and had their signs made from a local, Penticon company?
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Re: Election Signs

Post by okanagansoftware »

It seems like as soon as someone takes them off the power poles someone else puts them up. Today it's Gary Leaman on Wade Avenue.
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Re: Election Signs

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jcavallo wrote:Sorry that you didn't like the colour but burgandy is one of my favourites.
I had my signs made right here in Penticton by Tony at Jaffa Industries and this discussion brings out a great question in a time where everyone is asking how we can spark our local economy, I wonder. How many Candidates purchased and had their signs made from a local, Penticon company?


No you can't! :) There is no accounting for taste, I was wondering what others felt were nice and less nice signs. And good on you, for making them locally. I think probably many of the candidates did, it's convenient as well as good for the local economy. Seeing by the huge number of signs out (which was my main inspiration for bringing up this tongue in cheek topic) I should hope that at least the local signmakers are having a really good month!
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Re: Election Signs

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Jamesie wrote:
jcavallo wrote:Sorry that you didn't like the colour but burgandy is one of my favourites.
I had my signs made right here in Penticton by Tony at Jaffa Industries and this discussion brings out a great question in a time where everyone is asking how we can spark our local economy, I wonder. How many Candidates purchased and had their signs made from a local, Penticon company?


No you can't! :) There is no accounting for taste, I was wondering what others felt were nice and less nice signs. And good on you, for making them locally. I think probably many of the candidates did, it's convenient as well as good for the local economy. Seeing by the huge number of signs out (which was my main inspiration for bringing up this tongue in cheek topic) I should hope that at least the local signmakers are having a really good month!


It was Sherwood for me, just across from the Memorial arena.
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I live in a building right downtown. I've noticed that a "neighbour" on the 4th floor has signs plastered all over her deck. She has one for mayor and 4 for councillors. It irks me...

Not that she doesn't have her right to free speach, but because she is advertising her choices in a very public way, on the side of a building that has 30 owners, but only 5 units have that exposure, I don't think it is right. I can't put up my choices because my unit backs onto the courtyard to the side of the building. No one would ever see it. I understand that people can choose to put up candidate signs on their property, but in the case of a strata building, where most don't have street frontage, I don't think it is right.
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shy_girl wrote:I live in a building right downtown. I've noticed that a "neighbour" on the 4th floor has signs plastered all over her deck. She has one for mayor and 4 for councillors. It irks me...

Not that she doesn't have her right to free speach, but because she is advertising her choices in a very public way, on the side of a building that has 30 owners, but only 5 units have that exposure, I don't think it is right. I can't put up my choices because my unit backs onto the courtyard to the side of the building. No one would ever see it. I understand that people can choose to put up candidate signs on their property, but in the case of a strata building, where most don't have street frontage, I don't think it is right.


Check your strata bylaws. Many have sign restrictions with the exception of realtor signs.
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Re: Election Signs

Post by beam-me-up-morrison »

This is ridiculous that we're discussing who has the prettiest signs.
But, what the heck it's fun.
My order of the best signs are...

1. Garry Litke
2. Julius Bloomfield
3. Gary Leaman
4. Helena Konanz (those tall ones are cool)
5. Jason Cox

The five worst
1. Bruce Johnston (school board)
2. Mike Pearce
3. Jeanine Cavallo
4. Katie Robinson (too many digs... proud to live in Penticton)
5. John Vassalaki
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Re: Election Signs

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beam-me-up-morrison wrote:This is ridiculous that we're discussing who has the prettiest signs.
But, what the heck it's fun.


I know, and for some candidates it is pretty much all we can say about them, unfortunately.
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Re: Election Signs

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I listed my top five, not my bottom five. So bottom five worst:

1. Conci
2. Huebert
3. Cavallo
4. Konanz
5. Schneiderat

If we give 5,4,3,2,1 points for the five best and deduct 5,4,3,2,1 points for the five worst, we get with the combined votes from beam-me-up-morrison and myself the following league table standings for 'most pleasing election signs':

1. Cox 6
2. Litke 5
3. Bloomfield 4
Leaman 4
5. St. Claire 3
6. Robinson 2
Ashton 2
8. Konanz 0
Others: no votes
10. Schneiderat -1
Vassilaki -1
12. Pearce -4
Huebert -4
14. Johnson -5
Conci -5
16. Cavallo -6

Anyone else have any input on the look of our city for the next few weeks?
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Re: Election Signs

Post by jasoncox »

Jamesie wrote:
jcavallo wrote:Sorry that you didn't like the colour but burgandy is one of my favourites.
I had my signs made right here in Penticton by Tony at Jaffa Industries and this discussion brings out a great question in a time where everyone is asking how we can spark our local economy, I wonder. How many Candidates purchased and had their signs made from a local, Penticon company?


Good question Jeannie. I had mine done right here in Penticton by Frank and the great team at Sherwood on Railway Street

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