Jersey City DPW to begin removing political campaign signs, official says


The Jersey City Department of Public Works is going to begin removing political campaign signs that were illegally posted starting tomorrow morning, a department director said today. Jersey City DPW

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Shawn Thomas-Sullivan, director of the division of neighborhood improvement districts, said in a Facebook post that DPW staff had a meeting today at noon to address the “signage eyesore” created by illegally hanging signs on telephone polls and other public property.

As result of numerous complaints, the DPW will begin removing these signs tomorrow morning. He also said in the Facebook thread that the DPW is unable to remove campaign literature from car windows or other types or private property.

“The same rules apply to everyone,” Thomas-Sullivan, also the chairman of the Jersey City Democratic Organization – who is helping the board of education slate backed by the local teacher’s union and Mayor Steven Fulop – said via text message.

Last week, the Jersey City United team called out the Education Matters slate (the ticket backed by the Jersey City Education Association and Fulop) for “illegal campaigning tactics that reflect so poorly on our developing students” for having campaign literature placed on telephone polls.

A spokeswoman for the Education Matters campaign did not immediately return an email seeking comment.

Thomas-Sullivan also noted that the local BOE election was not the only matter of concern, as flyers for and against a ballot question for North Jersey casinos that could potentially bring a $4 billion luxury entertainment complex to Jersey City, have also been littering the streets.

Election Day is November 8, where 10 board of education candidates are seeking to fill three, three-year terms on the board.

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  1. Will the same rules apply when Mr. Sullivan is running for Ward D Council in 2017?
    He’s bitter and has prob been paid off by the Akil Skinner Tepper folks.

    • Sir , I can promise you if I choose to run for Council my signage will be posted on homes , businesses, with the consent and support of the property owner .