Apparently someone pissed off the sign-posting gods, aka SF’s Department of Public Works because they sent out a press release reminding the world of their guidelines for posting signs on public property, which really haven’t changed since 2007.
Signs are allowed to be posted on some utility poles and lamp posts but must not exceed 8 1/2″ by 11″ and must conform to the shape of the pole, be attached with tape or non-adhesive materials, be posted less than 12 feet from the ground, show the date of when they were posted and be removed within 10 days after the event or election.
Posting signs on historic street lights/lamp poles (you can see a list of those here) or traffic signal poles is a no-no and could cost you between $100 and $500 in fines, even as DPW tears your painstakingly hung signs for your garage sale, lost dog, or political candidate down.
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