Re: “Sandwich Board threat riles merchants,” News, Oct. 24.
This story riles me, too. I cannot believe the city is being so unreasonable over this issue.
How are these small but excellent businesses supposed to survive (and thrive) if they cannot advertise in this way?
I am a long-time Steveston resident, and frankly, I welcome these sandwich boards, as how else can I, or anyone else, find out what treasures are hiding down some of our side streets?
If it wasn’t for this signage, I wouldn’t have discovered several gems in the village. If safety for pedestrians is the issue, perhaps they should glance up from their cell phones once in a while, so they don’t crash into a board and then lodge a complaint.
I sincerely hope that the city will see sense, and expend its energy on going after those who really are breaking the bylaws.