TUCKER, Ga. (June 21, 2017) – With Karen Handel becoming the U.S. Representative-elect from Georgia’s Sixth District on Tuesday, many observers from both parties are eager to put a divisive, historically expensive campaign behind them. Code Enforcement officers in the City of Tucker are ready to help.
Although only part of the City of Tucker is in the Sixth Congressional District, campaign signs for Handel and Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff were placed all over town, with many of those signs posted illegally in rights-of-way.
“We conduct weekly sweeps to remove signs that have been posted illegally in the right-of-way,” says Tucker Code Enforcement Manager William Wharton. “Having seen the interest in this particular race, we know we’ll have our work cut out for us as we head out for the sign sweep today.”
Wharton and Code Enforcement Officer James Duncan will be looking for campaign and other signs which are posted alongside roads, in a way that obstructs sidewalks or signs that are attached to utility poles. This is part of an ongoing effort to maintain Tucker’s beauty by eliminating public clutter.