Friday, July 27, 2012

Making a statement. When is it contrary to code in Palmetto Bay?

The current Palmetto Bay council recently enacted an ordinance that restricts political yard signs. No signs may be displayed more than 90 days prior to an election.  This sign is outside this period.  Someone is daring Palmetto Bay officials to cite him for exercising his free speech.  Is this sign contrary to code? Will Palmetto Bay enforce this restriction upon free speech or will the ordinance be selectively enforced only against challengers to the Mayor's slate of candidates?
Or maybe, just maybe, this homeowner is merely upset because a 50 year landmark for the Rotary club was taken down.

The above sign is located at 7790 SW 176 Street in Palmetto Bay. Such civil disobedience.  My bet is that this homeowner is daring Mayor Stanczyk to take action..

Questions for Mayor Stanczyk.  Let's be consistent.  Are the Antique Flea Market business signs (photos provided to me by a reader) recycled from your campaign, really more pleasant to look at or more permissible at than political signs?  Do these signs really belong as placed on May 2, 2011? Did you have a permit for these signs or did code enforcement ask you to remove these signs placed near your business?


  1. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    Too funny Gene. Another example of this mayor and her "do as I say, not as I do" personal code.

  2. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    Maybe she should move her signs next to the Rotary sign.

  3. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    That Mayor Stanczyk sure can pretty up the community. This is a not so nice example of her double standard and just how tacky she can be. There is no way that she can believe she is setting a good example for the other businesses in Palmetto Bay. I cannot believe that she is actually telling the rest of us how to conduct ourselves.

  4. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    Mayor Stanczyk runs her business using handwritten signs placed in public right of ways? She should be ashamed of herself. Does she also pay people to stand out in intersections and hand out fliers to drivers?

  5. AnonymousJuly 27, 2012

    Didn’t the Decorum Diva lecture us at the last council meeting?
    Apparently, it’s do I say, not as I do.