Looking out the car window leaving and entering beautiful Port Washington almost every utility pole seems to have a poster or lawn sign for one or more judicial candidates. This littering is a violation of County Ordinance 173-1994, which clearly states that: "No person or persons shall placard, post or display with show bills, hand bills, posters, banners or any printed or written notice or notices or advertisements or any kind whatsoever, or attach anything whatsoever of such character to any tree, pump, hydrant, telegraph, telephone or electric poles, telephone booths, sign post, traffic light pole and street lamp within the County of Nassau."
When posters and lawn signs are given to campaign workers, are they told the lawful way to display them? It is doubtful that the campaign workers will come back to Port Washington after the election to clean up the mess that they have made in our town. Luckily Ordinance 173-1994 concludes with the following: "Any person including private citizens may remove and cart away any show bills, hand bills, banners, posters or any printed or hand written notices or advertisements that have been placarded posted and/or displayed in violation of this ordinance." So it is up to us to clean up the mess the campaign workers or Ms. Stacy Fleisher-Bennet, Ms. Ellen R. Greenberg, Mr. Conrad D. Singer, and Judge Susan T. Kluewer perpetrated. We should also remember the names of these candidates and wonder: If they can't control their own campaign staff how well are they going to run a courtroom?
F. M. Garcia