As a daily commuter to the central valley, I enjoy my daily drive along
Little John Road. I have always admired the prominent rock formation
that juts out from the curved section along Little John Road. Every
spring I look forward to seeing the display of golden poppies growing
from atop of this rock formation. I have proudly boasted to my friends
of how in the 12 years that I have resided in Copperopolis, this rock
formation has never been tagged or marked with graffiti.
To my disappointment, that was true, until this past weekend when I
drove by I saw a "Russ Thomas for CCWD" campaign sign placed at the top
of the rock formation. The location of his campaign sign is taking away
from the natural features that beautify our community. I hope that this
signage does not encourage others to climb atop the rock formation to
mark or tag it with graffiti too. This rock formation should not be used
as a campaign forum. I'm sure there must be others in the community
that agree that the location of the campaign sign is inappropriate.
There are more acceptable areas to place campaign signs within our community.