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Polly poster postscript.

May 11, 2016

They’re all at it now…

Kate Ellis (I think she’s a Laborite) has plastered the footpaths of Goodwood with election posters in response (I assume) to the rule-breaking blatancy of  the liberally minded Mr Colovic(?)

Like Unley, Burnside is not bothering to take any action to the visual illegalities in THEIR area, following Unley Administration’s announcement that they too don’t have the necessary removal resources.

A fellow Councillor of mine (thank you, Bob Schnell) has pointed out that the penalty is $100 per offending poster, which would be a nice little earner. We could use it to pay off some of our escalating ($17million) debt…

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  1. May 12, 2016 6:54 am

    We simply must address the issue of premature erection of election signs.

    Read my blog >> http://bobschnell.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/election-poster-pollution.html

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  2. YoungerSlightlyGrumpy permalink
    May 12, 2016 10:05 am

    The first one I saw was on Saturday night. It was a bit dark when I drove past but I was taken with the thought that the seasoned campaigner was still using a photo from her High School Year Book….

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  3. May 13, 2016 9:52 am

    You say that the City of Unley claims that it doesn’t have the “resources” to remove political corflutes erected before the official election, so won’t do anything about removing them or fining the political parties which erected them. I can come up with 2 solutions: 1. Seek to repeal the section of the Local Government Act (or whichever Act applies) which makes it illegal to put up the corflutes because the legislation is useless if councils are not going to enforce it. Or 2. Create a casual job: hire a person, paid on an hourly basis, to photograph all of the corflutes, in situ, with time and date on the camera and then remove the corflutes and pass on all the information to the council, which can then invoice the political parties for the $100 per offence. Or you can pay the casual a percentage of the fines.
    To use Grumpy’s words in the comment on cyclists on footpaths: “The old rule has always been (as it should be) that you don’t enact a law that cannot be policed. This is, sadly, a classic example.”
    In my experience of living near the Orphanage Park for nearly 20 years, I have never ever seen a City of Unley employee issue a warning or a fine to the owner of a dog which is illegally off the leash in an “on leash” area of the park; or the owner who has not picked up after his or her dog. So the dog bylaws, as another example, do not seem to be policed either.
    But I am open to being proved wrong: just tell me, please Grumpy, how many expiation fees were collected for dog bylaw infringements in the Orphanage Park in, say, the financial year 2014-15.

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    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      May 13, 2016 9:59 pm

      In the last 12 months, with the park being patrolled three times a week? Precisely…NIL.

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  4. alicetahon permalink
    May 15, 2016 10:15 am

    Thank you. I’m not surprised!

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