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Wed Oct 21, 2020, 07:25 PM

Impounded campaign signs highlight new interpretation of Alaska's old billboard law

Earlier this month, Ricky Deising of Juneau noticed that two big campaign signs in front of his house had disappeared.

He posted before-and-after photos on Facebook, thinking brazen thieves were responsible. They had to pull the stakes and unscrew them from planter boxes in broad daylight along a state road.

Hundreds of people reacted and commented — including the culprits.

Deising and his landlord who put up the signs declined interview requests.

But within an hour and a half of Deising’s post, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities took responsibility. A spokesman wrote that the agency was enforcing a state law that forbids posting most signs in its right of way along state roads.

Read more: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/10/21/impounded-campaign-signs-highlight-new-interpretation-of-alaskas-old-billboard-law/

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