You may have noticed something a bit unusual about City
Council campaign signs around Sandy Springs. The larger ones have three legs.
That’s because resident Michael McDonald complained to city attorney Wendell Willard that City Councilmembers Dianne Fries and Gabriel Sterling’s signs were at an unfair height advantage and violated the Sandy Springs sign ordinance.
McDonald read a statement to Mayor Eva Galambos and City Council during last week’s meeting and called the size of the signs an outrage, “This gives them an unfair height advantage in their quest for votes,” he said.
Fries explained to Patch that she was unaware that the signs were too large, until it was brought to her attention. She then got the go-ahead to cut the signs in half and have the two sides erected on separate poles side by side, giving the appearance of one sign.
“If you look closely there is a metal pole between the two halves,” Fries said. “You will see a third pole in the middle and each half connected by zip ties.”
Sterling’s signs appear to have been cut in half also.
McDonald said even split in two, halves are oversized too.