When the message hits too close to the truth, leftists try to shut down the opposition’s speech. That is occurring here in Fountain Hills with a coordinated effort by some to remove, vandalize or repeatedly report select signs to Code Enforcement in hopes that the convoluted, open-to-interpretation, local sign ordinance can be used to remove them.

The varying interpretations have resulted in signs being unjustifiably removed without contact attempts being made first, as is required. This ordinance needs to be completely thrown out by the next Council and rewritten in plain language that everyone can interpret consistently.