It prohibits cities and counties from regulating or prohibiting the placement of political signs on private property or unpaved right-of-way for city streets or county roads. The law allows signs to be posted 45 days before an election and two days following that election.
But 41 Action News discovered several cities, including Roeland Park, are not complying with the state law.
Roeland Park’s city manager, Keith Moody, spoke to 41 Action News over the phone. He said city councilmembers decided to enforce the city’s sign ordinance, which prohibits any type of signs.
Moody said the city views the state’s law as “unconstitutional” because it makes exceptions for only political signs. That, he said, conflicts with a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court Decision, which ruled sign ordinances must be content-neutral.