ELECTION: Signs along road are eyesore

It’s that time of year again when the Valley of the Sun heads into that perfect time of year… perfect except for the clutter of annual election signs. Seems they have been up since April. Oh wait, they have been up since April.

Office seekers have the right to present their names but once again it has gone overboard in quantity and length. Don’t they realize that many voters get turned off with their clutter?

During the Christmas holidays, there are always neighborhoods that outdo the norm with spectacular home displays. We get in our cars and slowly drive through the streets to view the spectacular and sometime over spectacular light and sound shows. They are normally pleasing to the eye.I have an idea.

We have a lot of land along Bell and Bullard Avenues that has been vacant forever. It seems the city of Surprise can’t get its act together to add condos, stores, shops, fine restaurants and pedestrian activities, or whatever to fill this desert eyesore.

Until that happens, let’s require all political signs be placed in this wasteland, put in a dirt road and as people do at Christmas, open it to the public year round to drive through.

Candidates could even set up booths as they do at festivals to pitch their deal. Let’s bring back the beauty of our Surprise streets. And for those who would drive to see the political eyesores, have at it.

Parker Sims


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