In the News: Syracuse Post-Standard: Manlius town board repeals contested political lawn sign rules

By Elizabeth Doran

The Manlius Town Board voted unanimously Wednesday night to repeal its contested law governing political lawn signs.

Town Supervisor Edmond Theobald signed a “certificate of necessity” which waives the seven-day waiting period required by municipal law before a resolution can be enacted. This way, the repeal becomes effective as soon as the resolution is filed Thursday morning, town officials said.

The vote to repeal is in response to a federal lawsuit filed by Manlius resident David Rubin over the rules. Rubin, former dean of Syracuse University’s communications school…

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