Letter to the Editor

Memorial sign fee is too costly

TempletonFebruary 19, 2014 

Well, I have to admit that I’m 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 it’s 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.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service