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Code officers encounter mixed bag of compliance issues
GARY BRODEUR
STAFF WRITER
Posted Oct. 3, 2014 @ 4:08 pm
Updated Oct 3, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Victor Valley municipalities are facing a mixed bag of campaign-sign enforcement actions, with one reporting no problems and others actively impounding code-infringing displays.

“For this campaign season, we’ve had no problems at all,” Hesperia spokeswoman Rachel Molina said. Zero campaign signs had been impounded as of late Friday morning, she said.

Apple Valley Code Enforcement has had several contacts with candidates for apparent sign-code violations, according to candidates and officials.

Most notable was the removal of a series of signs posted by Town Council candidate Tom Piper. They originally seemed to constitute a single sign but were determined to be 22 separate signs that complied with the code. They were re-installed by Code Enforcement officers.

Two other candidates were notified of height and set-back violations, town spokeswoman Kathie Martin said, and the town may impound signs observed to be in violation.

Martin provided a summary of Apple Valley’s assessment and enforcement of campaign signs:

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