[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Allegheny County as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Campaign Signs
[Adopted 5-6-2003 by Ord. No. 17-03]
Any candidate for an elected position who posts signs on public property in Allegheny County within 90 days preceding a primary, general or special election in this County shall abide by all lawful local ordinances which are applicable to such signage; cause the removal and cleanup of the same by the earlier of the date such removal and cleanup is lawfully required by applicable local ordinance or within 10 days following any said election; and individually or through his or her designee, personally expend at least eight hours in the 10 days following the election collecting and properly disposing of signs posted on public property prior to the election. Nothing herein shall apply to candidates for municipal offices, and nothing herein shall displace, preempt or otherwise affect local ordinances or regulations on the same subject matter.
The candidate shall thereafter execute a certification and file it with the Allegheny County Department of General Services, Division of Elections, certifying as follows: "I hereby certify, under oath, that signs posted on my behalf prior to the last election were properly cleaned up and disposed of within the earlier of 10 days following the election or the time required by local ordinance; and I or my designee personally expended at least eight hours in that period of time collecting and properly disposing of signs posted on public property prior to the election. The dates, time and places that I (or my designee) did so are listed below: (provide space for listing of dates, times and places)." Said certification shall be executed before a duly-authorized notary within Allegheny County.
Violation of this article shall result in publication of the fact that the candidate violated this article on the County's website and in the two newspapers of highest circulation within the County, plus a fine equal to the actual cost of such publication. The County Police shall have the authority to enforce this article by issuance of citations. Any aggrieved party shall, upon request within 10 days of issuance of a citation, have the right to contest such citation at a hearing before the Board of Elections, and thereafter may appeal within 30 days to the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.