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Yard Sign Laws Affect Local Sign Maker

November 5, 2012
Fort Wayne City (IN) officials passed an ordinance stating all signs must be kept 11 feet from the edge of the street in compliance with the city’s right-of-way laws. “All of a sudden all the candidates who were buying 3,000 signs were buying 300,” he (Keith Hanson of  Custom Art Screen Printing) said.

The following year, Hanson says he tracked the difference in revenue. By the first primary, he says he lost $47,000 and another $46,000 with the general election, causing him to lose $93,000 in one year. Hanson credits the sign ordinance, and says it’s caused politicians to change...

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Source: INC Now.



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