…with bales of hay.
Two candidates running for public office say they are unhappy with the way the City of Stockbridge has allegedly treated their campaign signs. Mark Alarcon, who is seeking a city council seat, and Lee Stuart, who is challenging incumbent Mayor R.G. Kelley, both said city officials have deliberately obscured their signs. Both signs are posted behind City Hall, located at 4640 North Henry Boulevard, next to Stockbridge Florist and Gifts. Alarcon said he put his sign up on Oct. 17, the day before City Hall held an open house. He said he passed by the sign later, and personally witnessed city employees stacking 25 bales of hay around his sign. “I had my sign up in a particular corner, very visible,” said Alarcon. “About two hours later, I went by [again], and they had acquired another 15 bales of hay. I knew that was intentional.” Stuart said he put his sign up next to Alarcon’s on Oct. 27, despite the hay stacked high around the perimeter, because he and Alarcon are campaigning together. “We’re running as a coalition,” said Stuart.
This may be a “coalition” we can do without if they can’t show any adaptability to deal with the menace that is represented by bundles of dried grass.