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City of Pittsburg shares guidelines for political signage


PITTSBURG, Kan. — With local elections approaching, the City of Pittsburg is urging people to keep in mind the following guidelines for signage within the city.

Article 27, section 6 of the City of Pittsburg’s Zoning Regulations states, “No sign shall be erected, constructed or maintained within the right-of-way of any street, avenue, highway, alley, or upon public ground within the city.” 

Related to this is Kansas State Statute 25-2711, which reads, “... No city or county shall regulate or prohibit the placement of or the number of political signs on private property or the unpaved right-of-way for city streets or county roads on private property during the 45-day period prior to any election and the two-day period following any such election. Cities and counties may regulate the size and a set-back distance for the placement of signs so as not to impede sight lines or sight distance for safety reasons.”

Any sign placed in any of these areas prior to Sept. 23 is a violation of these rules.