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Posted on: November 1, 2022

An Update from Elaine Wang, City Manager Regarding Political Campaign Signs in Winooski

Elaine Wang, City Manager, stands in front of the City Hall building in Winooski Vermont

Greetings Winooskians. If we haven't met, I'm your new City Manager, Elaine Wang (pronounced WAHNG; I use she or they pronouns). I'm still getting to meet you all and hope to connect with you soon!

Recently, residents have taken an interest in the matter of political campaign signs. To answer your questions, I had our staff remove the campaign signs located in our public parks and near the roads (specifically what's known as any "public right-of-way") based on current policy (City of Winooski Regulations and Ordinances: Chapter 12.02 Miscellaneous Civil Offenses).

The language reads: "No person shall post any show bills, advertisements or paper, or paint any sign, advertisement or notice, or post any political signs on any public building, fence, post, stone, tree or walk or on any other natural or artificial object within a public right-of-way within the city, except as may be permitted by the city council."

In short, this means that political signs are not allowed in public spaces without the City Council's approval. While the City Council has not approved any of the signs that were removed (and to the best of my knowledge has never made a general approval for signs), they are interested in considering a different policy. We have added this topic to their next meeting on November 7th. Community members are welcome to comment and ask questions, as at almost any City Council meeting.

The official meeting information will be published this Friday, November 4th. Here is the general attendance information:

Winooski City Council Meeting

  • Monday, November 7, 2022, at 6 PM
  • Attend in-person: Winooski City Hall (27 W Allen St)
  • Attend online:
  • Attend by phone: 1 646 558 8656
  • Webinar ID: 843 6484 9328

In the meantime, if you have additional questions or concerns regarding political signs (or any other topic!), feel free to call or email me.

Elaine Wang, City Manager / 802 655 6410 x23

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