You can now put up as many election signs as you want in Mississauga

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Published May 19, 2022 at 8:22 pm

If you want to put multiple election signs on your lawn, go nuts!

The City of Mississauga has rescinded a bylaw that restricted to one the number of election signs per candidate that was allowed on private property such as front lawns.


The bylaw had been on the books for several years, mostly to prevent eyesores as some in the past went overboard in their attempts to support a candidate…much to the chagrin of their neighbours.

The move allows residents to place multiple election signs, including ones from the same candidate, on their property. It applies to municipal, provincial and federal elections.

“Realistically, we need to consider whether enforcing this bylaw is a good use of staff time and taxpayer money,” said Ward 11 Councillor George Carlson. “It’s important that our staff are able to enforce the by-laws that we have in place and with all of the important programs we need to fund and the important by-laws our staff need to enforce, it makes sense to use our limited staff resources elsewhere.”

City staff will continue to enforce infractions to the sign by-law on private and public property. Mississauga does not allow election signs on public property.

“Although Council’s decision has eliminated the one-sign-per-property section of the bylaw, we encourage residents to be respectful of their neighbours and the character of their neighbourhoods and monitor themselves accordingly,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “We all want to keep Mississauga safe and beautiful and ask residents to keep these factors in mind as they place their election signs.”

 

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