Walking signs should not be prohibited

Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:01pm
By: Letters to the ...

[Editor’s note: The following was a copy of an email sent to Peachtree City Councilman Don Haddix:]

There are a lot of jobs that are harder than holding a sign.

As far as safety, holding a sign on the side of the road is no more distracting then someone on a cell phone or seeing anything appealing to a person driving down the street.

At the planning commission, I heard the phrase, “common sense.” I think it applies here for the safety issue and business rights.

As far as the people not wanting to have live signs, I would like to see the numbers on how many citizens don’t want it. Because, at the meeting, no one agreed with the plan. I think it was rejected by people just like you that want to keep our community at its best.

These signs don’t hurt business nor do they take away. They are not a fix; they are part of an approach to help another business get noticed. Marketing these signs will work for one business and not another, but it should be up to a business owner if they want a sign, not city council.

I do believe it’s the place of the city to regulate, not eliminate.

If your plan for this city is for us not to have the growth or options to run a small business in this town, please let me know.

I want to find someone that wants to see the growth of this town into our next generation of adults, someone with the help of my company get elected that wants business to have options and not be dictated to.

I apologize if you think me rude. I make my living — and 20 others in Peachtree city do as well — holding up signs.

If you want to fire us from Peachtree City, I will understand, but I don’t think the people who work for me or the business that use my service will.

Hope that we can work together on a solution.

Tim Eagleson

Made U Look Marketing


Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by mudcat on Thu, 07/30/2009 - 6:21am.

Council will pay attention to reasonable comments from the audience on almost any issue and what you are saying makes perfect sense. Just resist the temptation to have your staff carry a bunch of signs into the meeting. Funny, but non-productive.

The city needs to let loose of this phony problem. I have yet to hear from a real citizen complainer about these signs. This is more of city hall's social engineering and I'm sick of them doing it and I'm certainly sick of it on a national level with health care.

What's next? Are they going to tell the Flamingos they can't attend concerts at the Fred?

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