Well, I have to admit that Im glad I live in Templeton rather than in Paso Robles, where the powers-that-be have decided that if you want to have a roadside memorial sign for a loved one killed at a particular spot, you go through the city and pay almost $300 for a sign that will be there for two years. If its stolen, you pay the same amount to have it replaced.
Wow it really makes my heart sink to think that the city would stoop that low to charge another fee to make money for their coffers. And while I get some of the arguments about the actual placement of such signs (someone could be hurt while installing them unless it is a city worker), the amount charged is really way out of line and is almost a slap in the face to families and friends who lost someone dear. Perhaps this could be considered once again and a different solution found.