Some homes in Kenner have been running afoul of a regulation that prohibits campaign signs for the Oct. 24 primary from being erected outside of residences until 60 days before the election, city officials said.
Officials on Tuesday therefore issued a reminder that campaign signs can’t be posted outside of residential property in Kenner until Aug. 25.
City zoning law permits Kenner residents to erect non-illuminated signs that are up to 32 square feet in size supporting political candidates in elections that can be voted on locally. They can go up 60 days before an election but must come down 10 days after the race is held, the city said.
No similar sign regulations apply to commercial properties in Kenner or to any homes and businesses in unincorporated parts of Jefferson Parish, such as Metairie and Marrero, the city said.That could be leading candidates and supporters to believe it is OK for them to already be putting up political signs outside of Kenner homes for the Oct. 24 elections.
“We have had a few signs that we have picked up, and we just want to make sure everyone understands the law and the deadline,” Code Enforcement Director Aimee Vallot said in a statement.
After the qualifying period for the elections is held in early September, Vallot said her office will send out certified letters to all candidates spelling out the city’s sign regulations for state races such as governor and lieutenant governor as well as for parish and city elections.
Officials ask anyone with questions to contact Kenner’s Code Enforcement Department at 504.468.6606.